The next GNS event will be a meeting at Longhope to visit Hobbs Quarry, a Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust reserve which is an SSSI for its fossil rich exposures of Wenlock Limestone, surrounded by ancient semi-natural woodland, hedgerows and scrub.
The meeting is to be led by Tiz Butler who is a member of the management committee and also on hand will be Dave Green, an expert geologist who will be able to explain and add detail to the geological elements of the site.
Car parking space will be available for the meeting on Sunday, Nov 23rd, 11.00am at The Pines, opposite the stile into Hobbs. Tiz will try to put up 2 signs for the difficult turn off the A 40 into Hobbs Lane (really a farm track).
Leader: Tiz Butler – 01452 830608 / 07947 033355. Map Ref: SO 695 195. Meet at 11.00am, Sunday 23rd November and wear suitable clothing…
Directions – head west along the A40 from Huntley towards Ross on Wye for 1.4 miles / 2.22 Kilometres, then as the hill starts to descend towards Longhope, Hobbs Lane is a 90 degree turn to the left, the lane is narrow and easy to miss for those who do not know the area/road. If you do miss the turn, go down the hill to the Longhope junction where you can turn round and come back up the hill. In the lane, continue up-hill for 1/2 mile and look for a turn to the right to the parking area.
More information about Hobbs Quarry is available at the G W T web-site using this link –