Kingsbridge Estuary

Geology

Usually on Thursday mornings early every month, the group visits a site with interesting geology within easy access from Kingsbridge. Depending on venue, whether it is the first Thursday or the second may depend on the tide.

To see a list of where we have been and what we have seen so far, click on the 'Geology - Visits and Reports' link here on the right. A report of a visit, where available, can be read by clicking on a link in the list (in colour) or in the panel on the Visits page.

Our visit on 12th January 2017 was to Kents Cavern – we last went there in December 2011. The trip went very well (see pictures right).

Prawle Rocks Prawle Plants We had a pleasant morning at Prawle Point on 4th May 2017 in what was our 60th outing!! The only picture I managed to take is that of the group on the right. There was as much interest in the flowers as the rock but we did see some good exposures of the Hornblende Schist and the Coastwatch lookout was a good place to see the ancient cliff lines. Also on the right is an excellent picture that Vivienne took. You can clearly see the concave surfaces caused by the chemical weathering of the Hornblende Schist.

Thursday Burgh Island 14th June 2018
We took another look at Burgh Island. See picture of group before setting off for the island (right).

Wednesday 8th May 2019
For May we are going to join the Dartmouth U3A Group in a field trip led by Tim Freeman to Blackpool Sands, between Strete and Stoke Fleming. Please note this will be on Wednesday afternoon. I think Tim is starting at 2:30pm but I will confirm this once he has sent out the details.

Chris

For more information, email Chris by clicking Geology

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