Walking on the Jurassic Coast & Fossil Hunting
The Jurassic Coast has become a walker’s paradise… designated as a World Heritage Site in 2001 it offers some of the best trail walking in the UK via the South West Coastal Path. Its cliffs tell a story from deep time, revealing life from the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods of the Mesosoic era. Walking here physically offers a ‘walk through time’ and an opportunity to experience the breath-taking scenery that it has to offer. This walking tour takes in part of a section known as the ‘Red Coast’. The cliffs here are the oldest on the Jurassic Coast and form part of the Triassic period where the story begun 250 million years ago. A day on Charmouth beach offers a chance to find treasures from the depths of the Jurassic seas. Every find becomes personal and setting eyes on a fossil for the first time in 190 million years is an amazing feeling… discover the technique and become a fossil hunting specialist.
Day 1 Departure: 0800-0900 hrs. Travel to Exmouth, making a comfort stop en-route. Hotel check-in. Dinner is included for the next 2 nights.
Day 2 Walk from Sidmouth to Budleigh Salterton via the South West Coastal Path. Distance: 6 miles Ascent: 450 metres. Comfort stop at Ladram Bay Holiday Park. Packed lunch included. Total duration 5 hours. Along the route your guide will discuss viewpoints and discuss the geology.
Day 3 Fossil hunting at Black Ven, Charmouth. The walk starts with a safety talk and session on how to find fossils on the beach. Head down on to the beach to search for fossils. This is only a short walk of around 10-15 minutes to get to the hunting locations. Fossil shop and Heritage Centre nearby. Packed lunch included. Depart hotel around 8.30am. Total duration 4 hours. Depart early afternoon for return journey home, making a comfort stop en-route. Arrive home: mid-evening.
• Return coach travel
• 2 nights accommodation
• Served traditional English breakfast
• Served 3 course dinner (3 choices) plus after dinner coffee
• Hotel porter service
• 2 packed lunches
• 2 guided walks
Manor Hotel, Exmouth
A Grade II listed Georgian building, situated in a very convenient position, just 150 yards from both the seafront and town centre, each are approximately a 5 minute walk away.
Bedrooms: En-suite with TV, tea/coffee making facilities and telephone.
Facilities: Bar and small quiet lounge. Night porter.
Mobility Information: Lift serves all 4 floors. Various steps throughout the hotel. Steep incline to hotel could cause problems to people with walking difficulties. No ground floor bedroom.
No single room supplement
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