Lower Jurassic geology and fossils

We shall look at the Lias west of Lyme Regis with the Cretaceous beds lying unconformably on top. There is a wealth of geology here and we shall still be able to visit the “ammonite graveyard” and, with extra daylight hours, there will be plenty of opportunity to collect fossils

The total distance of the excursion is about 3 miles on varying beach material. Some slippery conditions must be expected – a walking pole can aid stability. Hammer and hand lens should be brought and collecting bags will be useful.

OUGS will be joined by Jurassic Coast Trust staff, volunteers and Jurassic Coast ambassadors for this excursion.

The walk leader, Sam Scriven was born in Weymouth and studied geology at the University of Plymouth to gain a M.Geol. He spent four years as the geologist at Charmouth Heritage Centre. He has worked for nine years as the geologist for the Jurassic Coast team. Sam is now Programme Manager (Heritage and Conservation) for the Jurassic Coast trust based in Bridport. Needless to say he has an intimate knowledge of the Jurassic Coast and its fossils. In May 2016 he published “Fossils of the Jurassic Coast” which is available in paperback. He lives in Bridport.

Further details and Booking

Fossil Fayre, Worth Matravers

Fossil Fayre at Worth Matravers.

Come and meet the experts, view astounding and new finds and have your own fossils identified at the Square and Compass! DGAG will be there.