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== Geologists' Association Circular No. 124. p. 2–3. Excursion to Hedgerley and Burnham Beeches. Saturday, September 3rd, 1910.==
 
== Geologists' Association Circular No. 124. p. 2–3. Excursion to Hedgerley and Burnham Beeches. Saturday, September 3rd, 1910.==

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Geologists' Association Circular No. 124. p. 2–3. Excursion to Hedgerley and Burnham Beeches. Saturday, September 3rd, 1910.

Excursion to Hedgerley and Burnham Beeches. Saturday, September 3rd, 1910. (Transcription from GA Circular No. 124. p. 2–3.)

DIRECTOR: LLEWELLYN TREACHER, F.G.S.

EXCURSION SECRETARY: DOUGLAS LEIGHTON, 108, St. Julian's Farm Road, West Norwood, S.E.

Leave Paddington, 1.25. Arrive Gerrard's. Cross, 1.57. Special return fare 1s. sad. Meet Mr. Leighton under the clock on No. 1 platform not later than 1.10.

Walk by the road southward towards Woodbank House, before reaching which take the footpath on the right to the main Waconsfield road. Cross this to the footpath entrance to Bulstrode Park, near an old chalk pit marked Rock Dell on the 6-inch map. Continue by the path through the park westward to Moat Farm, and thence south-westward, past Hedgerley Green and the church to Hedgerley village. Thence by a lane up a valley westward past Penands Farm to the main road to Slough. In this valley are the remains of some old swallow-holes in the chalk, marking stages in the excavation of the valley. Walk southward to the Yew Tree, Cullum Green, then take the most westerly of the roads through the woods to Egypt, at the north-east corner of Burnham Beeches. Walk through the Beeches to the Tea Gardens at the south-west corner.

The main object of this excursion is to study the physiography of the district, but illustrative sections of the Reading Beds and Plateah- and Valley-gravels will be seen as time and circumstances permit. The section of the basement-bed of the London Clay at Hedgerley, described by Prestwich, has long been overgrown, but it is hoped that another smaller one may be visible.

Total walking distance, 5 miles. Tea in the Beeches, about 9d. each.

Return to Slough by special motor-bus, fare 8d., to catch the 7.20 train, reaching Paddington, 7.47.

REFERENCES.

Ordnance Survey Map, 1-inch scale. Sheet 255.

Ordnance Survey Map, 6-inch scale. Buckinghamshire, Quarter-Sheets, 48 S.E., 48 S.W., 53 N.W.

Geological Survey Map, Old Series. Sheet 7 (drift).

1850. PRESTWICH, J.—" On the Shucture of the Strata between the London Clay and the Chalk in the London and Hampshire Tertiary Systems." Quart. Journ. Geol. Soc., vol. vi, p. 268.

1854. PRESTWICH, J.—"The Woolwich and Reading Series." Quart. Journ. Geol. Soc., vol. x, p. 90, and Plate 1, Diag. A.

1864. WHITAKER, W.—" The Geology of Parts of Middlesex, Bucks., etc." Mem. Geol. Survey, pp. 15, 48.

1870. WHITAKER, W.—"The Geology of the London Basin." Mem. Geol. Survey, pp. 212, 215, 301.

1889. WHITAKER, W.—"The Geology of London." Vol, ii, pp. 188, 191, 252, 302.

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Page 27 P805391 Hedgerley, from edge of Plateau Gravels overlooking Reading Beds and basement of London Clay. Excursion to Hedgerley and Burnham Beeches, September 3rd 1910.
Page 27 P805392 Section of Plateau Gravels at Hedgerley. Excursion to Hedgerley and Burnham Beeches, September 3rd 1910.
Page 27 P805393 Bulstrode Park looking over a river valley to the Plateau beyond. Excursion to Hedgerley and Burnham Beeches, September 3rd 1910.
Page 27 P805394 Reading Beds at Hedgerley Green. Excursion to Hedgerley and Burnham Beeches, September 3rd 1910.