23rd March 2014

No digging this weekend due to most of the team having other commitments. I did, however take a stroll around Hallowe’en Rift (HR) on Sunday morning with the dog. Rather than park at the farm I left the van in Tyning’s Lane and walked onto the hillside from there. Got a little sidetracked on the way by some interesting evidence of Medieval land usage – lynchetts, etc. also walked along some decent holloway’s. On arrival at HR spent some time having a bit of a tidy up around the entrance before continuing the walk observing the topography of the landscape above HR. Further to the east of HR there is a change in the geology where an outcrop of Blue Lias overlies Blackrock Limestone, this is reflected in the drystone walls where more Lias rock has been used in the construction of the walls. A mixture of sunshine and showers, the showers, thankfully, were few.

Author: mendipgeoarch

Archaeologist, Geologist, Speleologist