Be a geological detective!

The colourful rocks of Penarth were formed over 200 million years ago. They tell a fascinating story of changes in climate and sea-level. You can download an information sheet here…

Carboniferous Fossil Plants

In many places in the South Wales Coalfield we find the remains of the plants which made the coal. For many of us these are fragments that we struggle to…

Old Red Sandstone of the Black Mountains

PLEASE NOTE: This itinerary is an extract from a book partly compiled during the 1990s. The text and photographs reflect the geological knowledge of that time as well as the…

Geological Timescale

Geological Time is put into named ages so that geologists all over the world can share information and compare that with others. Here is a summary of the Geological Timescale…