Berwick Rocks! Piers and Fake Volcanoes

From October 05 2:00 pm until October 05 5:00 pm
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Thursday 5th October: meet at 2:00 pm at the entrance to the Barracks on the Parade.

Walk summary: The shape and form of the landscape often give clues to what is happening under the ground. Sometimes these clues can be deceptive, and the fascinating swirl of rocks called the Ladies Skerrs, which can be seen from the coastguards hut on the cliffs at Berwick are no exception.
This walk will explore the coastal exposure of rock on the shore of Berwick hunting for fossils as well as looking at the larger structures and what they tell us about the way these rocks formed. We will also be exploring the way in which this rocky story has contributed to how Berwick has developed as a town.

Do I need to book? This event has to be booked in advance. The walk costs £10 for each adult (children free). The walk will be limted to 20 people. To book a place on this walk please email me with your name and telephone number and I will send you bank details for Northumbrian Earth. Once you have made the payment I will confrm your place. If you aren't able to come on the walk for whatever reason please let me know, send me your bank details and I will refund the cost of the walk. Refunds will only be given if you get in touch prior to the walk.

Where do we meet? We meet by the entrance of the Barracks on the Parade off Church Street in Berwick-upon-Tweed. Grid reference NU000531.

How long is the walk? This walk will be approximately 6 km and may involve some scrambling across rocks on the foreshore. Strong boots are recommended and walking poles may be helpful.

What else do I need to know? Full details will be sent out on email to everyone who books.



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  • "Ian is an ethusiastic geologist and if you go on enough of his walks you soon will be too! Although I have visited the Northumberland Coast many times before, learning about its geology allowed me to see it from a very different perspective. Ian was an enagaging and entertaining guide and as a result of his walk I was able to understand more about this fascinating area."

    Sam Isaac
    Sustainable Tourism researcher


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