Wednesday, 12 August 2015

19th September - Aust Cliff and Manor Farm

Bath Geological Society
Saturday 19 September 2015
Aust Cliff and Manor Farm, South Gloucestershire
Leader: Simon Carpenter
This field trip visits two important Upper Triassic sites in South Gloucestershire representing arid coastal, shallow marine and lagoonal environments. There is an abundant marine fauna, particularly bivalves and the Westbury beds are renowned for their fish and reptile remains - particularly isolated teeth and bones. The National Grid will be undertaking repair works on their pylon during mid-September and removing talus from the Aust cliff section alongside the concrete causeway - so there may be some disruption to our visit. Simon will bring material from his own collection that he has found at both sites.
It may be muddy, so please bring boots. Packed lunch or optional pub visit (Boars Head, Aust). Bring hammers and collecting bags.
Meet 10:30a.m. at the old Aust ferry jetty (ST 564889).
There is some parking along the roadside close to this point.
Finish at 3:30pm. The route to Aust (M5) is very busy on a Saturday so leave plenty of time for your journey.
Please Register for the Field trip with the Field Secretary

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