"As you walk the White
Walls Way from Malmesbury to Luckington you will be walking entirely
on rocks of the middle Jurassic period, laid down around 160-165
million years ago. At this time, the underlying rock of what was to
form the Malmesbury district was a lot further south than it is now -
about 30N, roughly the latitude
the Canary Islands are today. It was part way through a long erratic
journey north from near the South Pole, where it had been 330 million
years earlier, borne by moving tectonic plates – a journey that
Discover the story of the ground you are walking on. Richard Skeffington, Professor of Physical Geography at the University of Reading guides you through the geology of the White Walls way.
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