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26th June 2021

This is a field-trip postponed from 2019. The original plan is outlined below: 
Meet at 10.30 am at the western end of the esplanade at Portishead (café and toilets, see map). Nearest postcode to meet location: BS20 7HU.
Then 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, 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 if you’d like to attend. Packed lunch and hard hats needed.


26th June 2021
Event Category:


BS20 7HU United Kingdom + Google Map


Val Fogarty (DGAG Field Trip Officer)