Wrens Nest Hill

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M uba. on April 20, 2007

Wrens Nest Nature Reserve is one of the UKs most important geological sites. Partly due to the abundant fossils in the Silurian Wenlock limestone, and also because these quarries provided the limestone needed for Abraham Darby's blast furnaces in the 1700s. This hill saw the birth of the Industrial Revolution.

Julie McNeill on February 11

I feel like I'm there! Of course when my ancestors were limestone miners here the air would be black, great to see the trees dotted about.

M uba. on February 13

Thanks for the nice comment Julie :)

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Photo taken in Wrens Nest, Wrens Hill Road, Dudley, West Midlands DY1 3SB, UK

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