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Gower Field Guide


A field guide to the solid geology of the Gower Peninsula by Ted Nield

Gower, the UK’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is a popular destination for geological field excursions because of the wide range of interesting and instructive geological and related geomorphological phenomena that are displayed within a relatively compact area. Sitting at the southern edge of the South Wales Coalfield, Gower rocks - consisting mainly of Devonian and Carboniferous sediments with (possible) Triassic and extensive Quaternary cover - are folded and faulted in a regionally consistent way. Its rocks and structures bear a distinctive relationship to topography, allowing students to establish for themselves through observation a clear sequence of events.

This Guide is listed on: "Wales on the Web" and by the City and County of Swansea