Wyre Forest Study Group – Geology articles

Rocks, Soils and Landforms – Jane Pope

This article describes two winter field meetings in Wyre during which members of the WFSG discuss the physical geography of the forest.

(From Wyre Forest Study Group REVIEW 2015)

Tufaceous Wet Flushes in the Wyre Forest – Susan Limbrey

The author describes how the wet flushes have formed within the Wyre Forest. She provides the results of soil sampling of the flushes, and discusses why some flushes are tufa-rich. 

(See link article ‘Ellipteroides Cranflies in the Wyre Forest – Mick Blyth’, both from the Wyre Forest Study Group REVIEW 2010)

Geology of Wyre Forest – Atkins A. H. 1883 (Midlands Naturalist)

This article describes the rock and fossils that may be found along the Dowles valley as well as the slag left from blast furnaces of long ago.

(Originally from the Midland Naturalist 6: 31-33 and reprinted in the Wyre Forest Study Group REVIEW 2010)

Wyre Forest rocky outcrop

Rosemary Winnall