Yesterday GeoSuffolk and Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB volunteers re-exposed this ancient Coralline Crag trough. Hidden for many years, this feature is now available for research workers at an SSSI on private land at Gedgrave. This is part of GeoSuffolk's Coralline Crag programme this winter - see Orford Castle pit CGS (publicly accessible) and Sudbourne Park SSSI.
This SSSI was a hive of activity on December 14th. AONB volunteers were carrying out conservation work on the Coralline Crag and GeoSuffolk was condition monitoring for the Geology Trust. The pit is on private property, but can be viewed from the adjacent public footpath as in the photograph. We told several hikers on the footpath that they were actually walking on a Pliocene sea bed! The next AONB Work Party at a geology site is March 8th - see Events page for more information.
A new stone has arrived on Walpole's village green this year. it is a calcareous sandstone, quite possibly a block of Spilsby Sandstone of early Cretaceous age brought here by a Pleistocene ice sheet. It was discovered by farm machinery at a nearby farm. Thank you to the Walpole residents who informed GeoSuffolk of this specimen.