Welcome to The Shedden Geotrail
The Ribble Way provides a ready-made excursion into many of the geological landscapes of Lancashire and the Yorkshire Dales. These short geotrails provide a way of exploring them. A geological guide to the whole route is planned for the future.
The Ribble valley’s oldest rocks are sandstones and limestones which were laid down 410-510 million years (Ma) ago in the Ordovician and Silurian periods. They have been affected by folding and faulting during their long history. Around Horton-in-Ribblesdale and Stainforth these processes uplifted the older rocks to the surface, where today they are quarried for roadstone at Horton and Ingleton.
You can download the geotrail guide and background information below.
However, the trail guide is designed as an A3 document which folds down to A6. You will have to print it in sections if using an A4 printer.