Geology of Goodrington and Saltern Cove (Low Tide)

9 Oct

Goodrington and Saltern Cove

Taleblazers will be leading this walk and taking advantage of the low tides to walk around the headland from Goodrington to Saltern Cove, returning via the coast path. Along the way we will see evidence of volcanic activity, strange trace fossils in ancient deserts, and one of the most famous unconformities in the region - a place where time is missing from the rock record as if several chapters had been torn from a book.

Rich is a local geologist and teacher, and a fellow of the Geological Society of London who has been interested in the rocks of Torbay and south Devon since he was young. He now runs Taleblazers, a community interest company based around storytelling, natural history, folklore and heritage.

This is a fabulous walk with some great geological wonders. No geological knowledge is needed for this walk, just an interest in the rocks that make up this stunning part of the world. Numbers are strictly limited for your safety and to allow us to pitch our descriptions at your level. The walk is mainly flat, though we do walk uphill over a small headland on our return.

Please meet outside the South Sands cafe at the south end of Goodrington beach. The nearest car park is on Cliff Park Road; from here it is just a short stroll downhill under the railway bridge to our meeting point.

1.30pm – 3.30pm. £6

Visit their website at www.taleblazers.org.uk

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