This page shows you the local geology trails in the Teme Valley, three interpretation boards at Martley Rock and those sites in Martley parish that are registered as Local Geological Sites (LGS).

Exposed is a leaflet introducing the geology of Martley to the newcomer (In German, in French)

A 109 mile long distance trail, the GeoPark Way, runs partly through the Teme Valley. There is an excellent guidebook produced by Herefordshire and Worcestershire Earth Heritage Trust with information on their web site

The Martley Geology Loop (Trail 1) is 6.6 miles long and traverses the lowest and highest parts of the parish–download it here

A short trail, in Martley, of around three miles takes the walker past eight or nine points of geological interest including Martley Rock.  This was financed by LEADER phase II project and the guide published in June 2013, download Trail 2 here

A longer trail, in Martley, of around 5.8 miles traversing more rugged ground and passing many points of geological interest, was published in June 2013; download Trail 3 here

A map of all the geology trails against a background of the underlying geology has been erected in the village centre, at the Old Weighbridge opposite shops and pub. Should you wish to print out your own copy (minimum size would be A3), view it here

Here is a plan of the geology at Martley Rock site (courtesy Dr J Payne) and the guide to the site

There is a six mile trail in Alfrick, taking in part of the Worcestershire Way, old Orchards and the Knapp and Papermill reserve: guide

Guide: Southstone Rock in the Teme Valley

Aggregates along the Teme Valley


Interpretation Boards
IBs at Martley Rock here
At The Nubbins
At The Canyon
At Kingswood Chasm
At Lower House Quarry

For the actual ground locations, see this map

Sites recorded as Local Geology Sites (LGS) in Martley Parish
Callow Farm Track (includes the Canyon and Callow Track South as in Audit handbook)
Callow Track North
Martley Road Cutting
Scar Cottage
Martley Rock
Quarry Farm, Penny Hill
Penny Hill Quarry
Berrow Hill Permian Pit and Coal Pits
Collins Green Quarry