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CANCELLED Portishead

25th April 2020 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm


DGAG Field Trip to Portishead. Leader Alan Holiday.

Meet at 10.30 am at the western end of the esplanade at Portishead. Nearest postcode to rendezvous: BS20 7HU.
Then walk SW along the Severn Estuary foreshore looking at Devonian Old Red Sandstone (ORS) sediments with interesting sedimentary structures before seeing a fine example of an unconformity with Triassic breccia over the ORS sediments.
Later, look at the eastern end of the section (Woodhill Bay) where Lower Carboniferous sediments show fine examples of fold structures linked to the Variscan Orogeny.

A handout will be provided for participants, which will be sent round in due course.

Sign up with Val Fogarty (DGAG Field Trip Officer) if you’d like to attend. Packed lunch and hard hats needed.


25th April 2020
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
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BS20 7HU United Kingdom + Google Map


Val Fogarty (DGAG Field Trip Officer)