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Buckinghamshire Geology Sites to Visit

There are simply so many parts of Bucks where you can see geology and landscape. These are as varied as quarries, river banks, beautiful hills and building stones. But here is a short list to get you going. More information on some of these sites is available from the links above, or come to one of our events and ask us directly:

Whiteleaf Nature Reserve
Coombs Quarry, Thornborough
Buckingham Sand Pit
Beacon Hill, Ellesborough
Brill Hill
College Lake
Downley Common
Hartwell Estate walls
Holtspur Bank Nature Reserve
Ivinghoe Beacon to Incombe Hole
Northmoor Hill Nature Reserve
Bradwell Abbey
Great Linford
Haversham Mill river bank
Ouse Valley Park
Milton Keynes Shopping Centre

A group visit to a small quarry at Burnham Beeches. A very exciting story was discovered here - of melting ice, lakes and re-routing of the Thames River half a million years ago - and all that from a bit of gravel!

Geology is everywhere - at Quainton it is in the stone cross, paths, ammonites in the post office wall, the church (all Jurassic) and of course the windmill is made from locally sourced bricks.

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