Explore fossils in Longdendale with the Creeping Toad

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Tuesday 2 July 2013

Families can crawl, jump or croak along to explore what fossils tell us of life millions of years ago in Longdendale on Sunday 7 July – led by a Creeping Toad.

The Creeping Toad – otherwise known as storyteller and environmental art education leader Gordon MacLellan – will be helping families discover what formed the rocks and fossils of the Peak District National Park.

Children can explore the ancient upheavals of the earth and its hidden sea creatures as well as modelling rock-pools from millions of years ago.

The free event is suitable for under-14s and runs from 1.30pm to 3.30pm at the Longdendale Environmental Centre, based in United Utilities’ Bottoms office at Tintwistle (postcode SK13 1HS).

Bookings are preferable, but not essential, on 01433 620373 or

The event is part of Longdendale Wildlife Watch group’s summer activities, organised by the Peak District National Park’s learning and discovery team and Derbyshire Wildlife Trust.

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