Thursday 16th June, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. The walk is run as part of the Northumberland Coast AONB series of geo-diversity walks.
Walk summary: Understanding geology is not only about looking at rocks. One of the key tenets of geology as expounded by Charles Lyell, a pioneer geologist whose work strongly influenced Charles Darwin, is that “the present is the key to the past”. By this he meant that exactly the same processes that are happening around us now can be used to explain how rocks are formed in the past. To this end we’ll have a look at some of the sedimentary processes active in Beadnell Bay and also the interaction between biological and sedimentary process. This also gives a reason to walk out to the tern colony at Long Nanny and see how they are all getting along as they have chosen to nest in unconsolidated sedimentary material (sand) still subject to active geological processes (waves).
Where do we meet? Meet at the beach exit from the main car park at Beadnell next to Beadnell Bay. Grid reference NU235286.
How long is the walk? This walk will be approximately 6 km and there will be some scrambling across the rocky beach and across the sandy Beadnell Bay. Strong boots are recommended and some may find walking poles helpful.
What else do I need to know? Full details will be sent out on email to everyone who books.