Category: Parks & Countryside
At the eastern end of Kenilworth Common, the Greenway path passes through a disused railway cutting, excavated partly through the local natural bedrock. This bedrock can be seen in the banks adjacent to the path and consists of thick beds of red sandstone. This is the Kenilworth Sandstone, dating back approx. 280 million years to the Permian Period. The Kenilworth Sandstone was once quarried locally for building stone, and can be seen in many of the older buildings in and around the town. Kenilworth Castle is the best known example.