Geology

The story of our historic environment is built on the foundations of the underlying geology. The resources in this section have been designed in partnership with the West Yorkshire Geology Trust.

Downloadable Resources

Marsden Moor Geology Podcast

22 minute podcast describing the fascinating geology of Marsden Moor. (10.12MB MP3)

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Geology of Baildon Hill

Baildon Hill is located due north of the village of Baildon and is approximately 8km north of Bradford in West Yorkshire. The summit is about 280m above sea level. It rises above Baildon village which stands on a scarp of hard Rough Rock sandstone. This leaflet outlines the fascinating geology of Baildon Moor. (2.94MB pdf)

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Geology of Cludders Rocks

Cludders Rocks Local Geological Site is an area of the high Pennines on Widdop Moor about 9km north-west of Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire. The site covers a small area of exposed rock crags, known as The Cludders or Cludders Rocks and the steep slope below them, called Cludders Slack, down to the edge of Widdop Reservoir to the north. Leaflet outlining the geology of Cludders Rocks. Find out more with this leaflet. (1.5MB pdf)

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Geology of Gorpley Clough

Gorpley Clough is a Local Geological Site (LGS) and also a Local Nature Reserve. The site is a fine example of a Pennine clough containing deciduous woodland with many species of flowers, mosses and ferns. Find out more with this leaflet. (3.38MB pdf)

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Geology of Marsden

The rocks which form the landscape around Marsden, West Yorkshire, were formed during the late Carboniferous period, about 315 million years ago. Find out more with this leaflet. (3.11MB pdf)

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Geology of Ogden Clough

Ogden Clough Local Geological Site (LGS) lies to the north of Halifax, two miles to the west of Queensbury. Ogden Water is a reservoir built in the Hebble Brook valley which, for many years, has attracted visitors wanting to enjoy the wonderful countryside in the area. This leaflet outlines the geology of this important site. (2.86MB pdf)

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Geology of Penistone Hill

The rocks which form the landscape around Penistone Hill were formed during the late Carboniferous period, about 315 million years ago. Find out more with this leaflet. (2.93MB pdf)

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Geology of Todmorden Moor

Todmorden Moor is an upland plateau moor with an altitude of about 350 to 400m, reaching a high point of 441m at Carr and Craggs Moor. It lies between Cliviger Gorge to the north and Dulesgate to the south, with steep slopes down towards north and east into the Calder valley. Find out about its fascinating geology with this leaflet. (2.21MB pdf)

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