This season Fairlynch geologist Nicky Hewitt will be leading walks each month, May - September, to explain the pebblebed and other strata in Budleigh's famous red cliffs, laid down in the hot Triassic desert of 240 million years ago. Located almost at the beginning of the World Heritage Jurassic Coast, our cliffs are older and have a fascinating story to tell of tumultuous rivers and scorching winds, in the age before dinosaurs roamed the earth.
The walks will leave from Fairlynch at 2.00pm on the second Tuesday of the month. Heading west to begin with, those who are comfortable walking on the pebbles will descend onto the beach at Steamer Steps to walk the short distance to the start of the pebblebed stratum. Those less mobile are invited to wait at the top of the steps for their return and the remainder of the walk will be easterly along the seafront, to where the traces of ancient roots emerge from the rockface.
The cost will be £2.50 per person, under 16s free. Afterwards, why not tour the museum and see some fossils close up?
The dates are 9th May, 13th June, 11th July, 8th August & 12th September. There is no need to book.
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