Explore ancient seas in the Peak District

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Thursday 28 March 2013

The Peak District  may be land-locked but millions of years ago it was covered with tropical ocean – families can explore fossils of sea-creatures embedded in our limestone cliffs on a free short guided walk on Saturday April 6.

The “Life in Ancient Seas” walk, led by Peak District National Park rangers, sets off from Millers Dale ranger centre (at the old Millers Dale station on the Monsal Trail) at 1.30pm, returning for 4pm – no need to book.

This is part of a project developed by Buxton arts group, Stone and Water, who will also be there with a collection of fossils and an art installation created by local craftspeople.

There will be plenty of opportunity to handle the fossils and create artworks as well as fossil hunting and fossil rummaging.  The two-mile walk is on easy flat surfaces with just one steep ascent and descent on stepped paths.

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