Coppett Hill is a 3km long hill that reaches 190m in height. The site that the Champions group are using is located at the north-eastern end of the hill by an area known as “The Triangle”.
The geology of the Champions’ area of Coppett Hill dates to the Devonian period of time, approximately 365 million years ago. The rocks here are conglomerates that belong to the Quartz Conglomerate Formation.
The hill as a whole also contains interesting geology, with rocks dating from the late Early Devonian through to the Early Carboniferous periods of time. Some of the best exposures of the Quartz Conglomerate Formation in the area can be seen on Coppett Hill. Known locally as “Pudding Stone” it forms a prominent crag, approximately 20m high, which stretches around the majority of the hill. On the north-western part of the hill there is a disused lime kiln and a series of limestone quarries.
An interpretation leaflet was produced for Coppett Hill to explain the features seen at the site. The leaflet is available from the visitor centre at Goodrich Castle and a number of other local outlets. A pdf of the leaflet may be downloaded here: Coppett Hill Leaflet.