Shepshed Cutting facts for kids
|Site of Special Scientific Interest|
|Area of Search||Leicestershire|
|Area||6.0 hectares (15 acres)|
|Location map||Magic Map|
Shepshed Cutting is a 6.0 hectares (15 acres) geological Site of Special Scientific Interest west of Shepshed in Leicestershire.
The Triassic deposits in Shepshed Cutting are unique, with a flat sheet of galena resting on red clay, and the whole enclosed in sandstone. The site is described by Natural England as "of international importance for developing a better understanding of the origins of mineral deposits and the processes which form them".
A public footpath runs through the site.
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