Saturday, 21 April 2018

More details of WEGA's trip to Seaton

Trip to Seaton in June

More details are emerging of WEGA's trip to Seaton on the 28th June. 

John McLellan writes:-

This is a visit to Seaton Jurassic Visitor Centre on Thurs 28 June 2018.  The event starts at Seaton Jurassic (parking adjacent) at 10.15 (2 hour drive from Bristol) with a guided tour of the exhibit.  After an hour or so, we will have coffee/tea in their meeting room and be joined by Jurassic Coast Ambassador Mike Green.  He and I will give a talk about the geology of the Jurassic Coast.  

At c.12.30, we can walk a half-mile onto the sea front promenade and cliff-top gardens.  There is a geology trail here and a good viewpoint – and a place to have a packed lunch.  There are also places to buy ice-creams.  Then we walk along the prom’ a bit more, look at some greensand fossiliferous boulders on the beach (maybe) via Triassic red cliffs  up some steps (a faultline) alongside the Cretaceous and then a gently rising path towards Beer.  We can either descend to Beer and/or turn back.  But Beer is worth the effort to see the massive chalk cliffs.  The whole round trip is 3-4 miles. 

We will aim to be back at the carpark for a 4pm departure.  Back in Bristol c.6pm. 

Currently I have drawn a blank on getting a mini-bus, so we may need to do car shares and I can certainly take 3 people.  I will keep trying re bus but can discuss at the AGM. 

The guided tour and coffee/biscuits will be £10 per head.

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