Walking the Jurassic Coast: Dorset and East Devon - The walks, the rocks, the fossils

Walking the Jurassic Coast: Dorset and East Devon - The walks, the rocks, the fossils

by Ronald Turnbull

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ISBN-13: 9781783622184
Publisher: Cicerone Press
Publication date: 05/21/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 1,229,760
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About the Author

Ronald Turnbull writes regularly for TGO, Lakeland Walker, Trail and Cumbria magazines. His previous books include Across Scotland on Foot, Long Days in Lakeland and Welsh 3000ft Challenges. He has written many other Cicerone guides, including Walking in the Lowther Hills, The Book of the Bivvy and Not the West Highland Way.
Ronald Turnbull was born in St Andrews, Scotland, into an energetic fellwalking family. His grandfather was a president of the Scottish Mountaineering Club, and a more remote ancestor was distinguished as only the second climbing fatality in Snowdonia. In 1995 Ronald won the Fell Running Association's Long-distance Trophy for a non-stop run over all the 2000ft hills of Southern Scotland; his other proud achievements include the ascent of the north ridge of the Weisshorn and a sub-2hr Ben Nevis race. He enjoys multi-day treks, through the Highlands in particular, and has made 21 different coast-to-coast crossings of the UK. He has also slept out, in bivvy bag rather than tent, on over 80 UK summits. Outside the UK he likes hot, rocky areas of Europe, ideally with beaches and cheap aeroplanes. Recently he achieved California's 220-mile John Muir Trail and East Lothian's 45-mile John Muir Way in a single season, believing himself the first to have achieved this slightly perverse double. He has also started trying to understand the geology of what he's been walking and climbing on for so long. Ronald lives in the Lowther Hills of Dumfriesshire, and most of his walking, and writing, takes place in the nearby Lake District and in the Scottish Highlands. His recent books include The Book of the Bivvy, and walking/scrambling guides Loch Lomond and the Trossachs, The Cairngorms and Ben Nevis&Glen Coe, as well as Three Peaks Ten Tors - a slightly squint-eyed look at various UK challenge walks. He has seven times won Outdoor Writers&Photographers Guild Awards for Excellence for his guidebooks, outdoor books (including Book of the Bivvy), and magazine articles. He has a regular column in Lakeland Walker and also writes in Trail, Cumbria and TGO (The Great Outdoors). His current, hopelessly ambitious, project is to avoid completing the Munros for at least another 20 years.

Table of Contents

Contents Introduction The Jurrassic Coast When to Walk Getting here, getting around, staying the night Maps and GPS Safety on the seaside Tides on the Internet Using this book Jurassic Coast Path (Exmouth to Poole Harbour) Jurassic Coast end-to-end: logistics Geological Introduction The Sea The Great Unconformity The Universal Foundations The fossils Smith's Principles of Faunal Succession Collecting Fossils The drift of the continents Eastwards is also Up Section 1: Devon's Red Beds Jurassic Coast Path: Exmouth to Seaton Route 1 - Brixham and River Dart The Great Devonian Controversy Marine Dykes at Shoalstone Beach Route 2 - Budleigh Salterton and Woodbury Castle Pebblebed Heath Route 3 - Budleigh Salterton Budleigh Salterton Pebbles Route 4 - Red Bed Roundabout Route 5 - Otterton: Peak Hill and the Otter Otter Sandstone Route 6 - Six Hills of Sidmouth The Great Unconformity Sidmouth Red Beds Larvikite Route 7 - Sidmouth to Weston Greensand at Salcombe Mouth Route 8 - Branscombe Mouth to Weston Mouth Gypsum at Weston Mouth Branscombe Mouth Route 9 - Beer and Hooken Undercliff Beer Stone and Beer Head Limestone Fossilised sea floor Route 10 - Beer to Blackberry Camp Route 11 - inland: Hartridge and Dumpdon Section 2: The Lias Jurassic Coast Path: Seaton to Bridport (West Bay) Route 12 - Lyme Regis Undercliff Bindon Landslip The Cobb Monmouth Beach Route 13 - Lyme Regis to Charmouth (shorter) Black Ven Route 14 - Lyme Regis to Conegar Hill and Charmouth Mary Anning Route 15 - Hardown Hill and Golden Cap from Seatown Golden Cap: Boulder Arcs Tsunami of 1755 Seatown summary Route 16 - Bridport to Seatown Symondsbury's Inferior Oolite Shutes Lane Eype's Mouth and Fault Corner Route 17 - West Bay and Burton Bradstock Burton Cliff and East Cliff Route 18 - inland: Beominser to Pilsdon Pen Greensand Summits Section 3: Chesil Beach Jurassic Coast Path: Bridport to Osmington Route 19 - Litton Cheney and Eggardon Hill Flint and Chert Route 20 - Abbotsbury Castle and Chesil Beach Oolite limestone Chesil Beach Route 21 - inland: Two ridges: Hardy Monument to Elwell Route 22 - Isle of Portland circuit The Portland Roach Longshore Drift Route 23 - Osmington shore and White Horse Osmington Doggers Redcliff Point Section 4: Chalk walks Lulworth and inland Jurassic Cosat Path: Osmington to Lulworth Route 24 - Hardy's Egdon Heath Route 25 - Cerne Abbas and the Giant Chalk fossils Route 26 - Dorsetshire Gap Chalk Escarpment at Bulbarrow Ham and Portland Route 27 - inland: Hambledon and Hod hills Jurassic Coast Path: Osmington to Ringstead Route 28 - Ringstead Smugglers' Path Moigns (Upside) Down Route 29 - Lulworth Cove and Coast The Durdle Wall: Portland and Purbeck erect Fossil Forest Section 5: Isle of Purbeck Jurassic Coast Path: Lulworth to Poole Harbour Route 30 - Kimmeridge, Tyneham and Flower's Barrow Mupe Bay and Wealden Clay Route 31 - Swyre Head and Kimmeridge Ledges Kimmeridge Bay Route 32 - Chapman's Pool and St Alban's Head Chapman's Pool Jurassic Coast Path: Winspit to Seacombe Route 33 - Swanage: Durlston to Dancing Ledge Dancing Ledge Route 34 - Isle of Purbeck Circuit Purbeck Marble Route 35 - Ballard Down and Agglestone APPENDICES Appendix 1: Indoor geology: museums and visitor centres Appendix 2: Rock reference: websites and books Appendix 3: Timechart - Cambrian to Now Appendix 4: Rocks of the Jurassic Coast Appendix 5: Jurassic Coast cliff diagrams Normal 0 false false false EN-GB JA X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:Times;}

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