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August 17 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm

We’ll be meeting at 10.30 a.m.  at the western end of the esplanade at Portishead (café and toilets, see map. Nearest postcode to meet location: BS20 7HU.
We will walk SW along the Severn Estuary foreshore looking at Devonian Old Red Sandstone sediments with interesting sedimentary structures before seeing a fine example of an unconformity with Triassic breccia over the ORS sediments. Later we will 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 I’ll send round in due course.

Sign up with Kelvin or Alan if you’d like to attend. Packed lunch and hard hats needed.


August 17
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
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BS20 7HU United Kingdom + Google Map