Events

The Budleigh Salterton Pebble Beds and Otter Sandstone of Woodbury Common - Chris Woodward

Saturday 8th October 2022 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Location/Venue: All Saints Church All Saints Road Sidmouth EX10 8ES

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Budleigh Salterton and Woodbury pebblebeds rock

Many people are familiar with the exposure in the Budleigh Salterton cliffs of the junction between the Pebble Beds and Otter Sandstone, which is clearly marked by a significant change in sedimentation type as well as highlighted (almost like a giant yellow marker pen!).

However, this talk follows these 'desert' beds inland a few kilometres to Woodbury Common and looks at the nature of the sedimentary (often quite unusual) rocks to be found there.

Chris is a retired teacher of Geology and Geography andnow a Jurassic Coast Ambassador based in East Devon.