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Some sites in West Yorkshire have some geological information or displays. In addition there are further interesting sites listed on the Local Geological Sites pages.

BRADFORD

BRACKEN HALL COUNTRYSIDE CENTRE, SHIPLEY
Small exhibit of local rocks and landscapes in the centre and nearby crags of Shipley Glen

CLIFFE CASTLE MUSEUM, KEIGHLEY
Geology section with a large mineral, rock and fossil collection http://www.bradfordmuseums.org/venues/cliffecastle/index.php

HAWORTH
Penistone Hill Geology and Heritage Trail. 4km walk from Haworth. The trail booklet with information about mining, quarrying and geology is available from Haworth Visitor Centre at £2.

ILKLEY MOOR
Ilkley Moor Geology Trail leaflet, available from the Wharfedale Naturalists Society http://www.wharfedale-nats.org.uk

LISTER PARK, BRADFORD
Geological display at the north end of the park, which includes a fossil tree brought from a coal mine in Clayton, Bradford http://www.bradforddistrictparks.org/sites/parks/parks.php?ID=41

CALDERDALE

GORPLEY CLOUGH, TODMORDEN
Interpretation board with landscape and geology information, to guide you on a short walk around Gorpley Clough. Start at the car park on the Todmorden to Bacup road (SD 918 237).

HARDCASTLE CRAGS, HEBDEN BRIDGE
Geological trail around Hardcastle Crags, with trail leaflet available from Gibson Mill http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-hardcastlecrags

TODMORDEN MOOR
Geology and Heritage Trail over Todmorden Moor. This is a 4km walk, starting on Flower Scar Road at Tower Causeway (SD 909 251). The way-marked route goes high onto the moors and is marked by seven interpretation panels with information about the coal mining and stone quarrying heritage. Care must be taken when walking, as the ground is rough in places and the weather can be hazardous.

KIRKLEES

BEAUMONT PARK LOCAL GEOLOGY SITE, HUDDERSFIELD
Two geological interpretation boards, one near the Gatehouse and the other next to a rock face in the park. http://www.fobp.co.uk

CASTLE HILL, HUDDERSFIELD
Geological trails leaflet available from Victoria Tower, open at weekends, and from West Yorkshire Geology Trust www.wyorksgeologytrust.org Geological interpretation panel on the summit footpath

FOLLY DOLLY FALLS LOCAL GEOLOGY SITE, MELTHAM
Geological interpretation board on the Meltham Greenway.

LEEDS

BOSTON SPA RIVERSIDE WOODS
Geological interpretation board at Deepdale. A geological leaflet is available from Boston Spa and Wetherby libraries.
http://www.bostonspapc.org.uk/Core/Boston-Spa-Parish-Council/Pages/Riverside_1.aspx

OTLEY CHEVIN GEOLOGY TRAIL
Geological trail with carved stone markers and leaflet available from the White House, Otley and many other local outlets http://chevinforest.co.uk/chevin-through-time/timelines/geology/ click here to download the trail leaflet

MICKLEFIELD QUARRY, LEEDS
Geological interpretation board at this Site of Special Scientific Interest
http://www.sssi.naturalengland.org.uk/citation/citation_photo/1004202.pdf

ROUNDHAY PARK, LEEDS
Geological trail in the park Leaflet available from the Friends of Roundhay Park
http://www.forp.co.uk/geologytrail.html

WAKEFIELD

FRICKLEY COUNTRY PARK
Landscaped colliery site, with many features of geological interest, including rock samples and footpath to show coal seams seen in the Frickley Colliery Shaft 2. Various limestone boulders can be seen on the Shale Disc, such as Permian shelly limestones from a nearby quarry and Carboniferous Limestone from North Yorkshire. A geological interpretation panel can be found at the top of the hill.
http://www.wakefield.gov.uk/CultureAndLeisure/ParksAndOpenSpaces/Frickley/default.htm

SOUTH ELMSALL QUARRY
Site of Special Scientific Interest for geology. Small quarry with interpretation board located along a minor road, 1km to the north-east of South Elmsall.
http://www.jncc.gov.uk/pdf/gcrdb/GCRsiteaccount2833.pdf

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