Walks & Talks

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Saturday 5th May 11am - 12.30pm Geology and geomorphology of Lyme Regis seafront, with a little bit of history dropped in. Led by Jim Thomas – easy walking along seafront. £5 per head, under 5’s go free. Meet at the large anchor at Cobb Gate car park (bottom of the high street).
2pm - 4pm Geology of Lyme Regis seafront and Monmouth beach with Jim Thomas – looking at the rocks used along the seafront and continuing onto Monmouth beach to look at the ammonite pavement and fossils in situ in fallen blocks below Devonshire Head. A more difficult walk, particularly uneven along the western end of Monmouth beach. £5 per head, under 5’s go free. Meet at the large anchor at Cobb Gate car park (bottom of the high street).
Sunday 6th May 10am - 3pm Monmouth Beach and Chimney Rock. Explore the geology and wildlife of Monmouth Beach and then head inland to see Chimney Rock and the Undercliffs National Nature Reserve with reserve manager Tom Sunderland. Some steep steps and uneven ground. Rough terrain. Walking boots essential. Bring a packed lunch and drink. You must be physically fit and able. Please declare any medical conditions when booking. Approximately 4 miles. No dogs please. Meet at Holmbush Car Park 10am £7 per head. Booking essential.
11am - 12.30pm Geology and geomorphology of Lyme Regis seafront, with a little bit of history dropped in. Led by Jim Thomas – easy walking along seafront. £5 per head, under 5’s go free. Meet at the large anchor at Cobb Gate car park (bottom of the high street).
2pm - 4pm Geology of Lyme Regis seafront and Monmouth beach with Jim Thomas – looking at the rocks used along the seafront and continuing onto Monmouth beach to look at the ammonite pavement and fossils in situ in fallen blocks below Devonshire Head. A more difficult walk, particularly uneven along the western end of Monmouth beach. £5 per head, under 5’s go free. Meet at the large anchor at Cobb Gate car park (bottom of the high street).

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Friday 3rd May 7pm - 8.45pm Julia Hailes MBE – Have the public gone bonkers about plastics? Adam Rees PhD – Effective marine protection : A success story from the Lyme Bay MPA. See programme details for more info
Saturday 4th May 12pm - 1pm Spectacular fossils, and Illustrations of Prehistoric Life with Maria McNamara and James Mckay See programme details for more info
1.30pm - 2pm Martin Maudsley - Story teller featuring work from Woodroffe students See programme details for more info
2pm - 2.30pm The Great Debate; the causes of the 1839 Bindon Landslip See programme details for more info
2.30pm - 2.50pm Meet Mary Anning & Charles Darwin! See programme details for more info
2.50pm - 3.15pm Martin Maudsley - Story teller featuring work from Woodroffe students. See programme details for more info
3.30pm - 4.30pm Huw Griffiths and Cath Waller British - Antarctic Survey A talk about microplastics in the Antarctica and the Southern Ocean. See programme details for more info
7pm - 8pm B Sharp and students from local schools present "Evolution Rocks!". See programme details for more info
Sunday 5th May 12.00pm - 12.30pm The Great Debate; the causes of the 1839 Bindon Landslip. See programme details for more info
12.30pm - 1pm Meet Mary Anning & Charles Darwin! See programme details for more info
1pm - 2pm Laura Chatton and her Harris Hawk; Emma Kingston Maurward’s Animal Park Educational Coordinator with her Harris Hawk called Emma, talking about how birds have descended from dinosaurs.
2pm - 3pm The Great Landslide, Richard Edmonds Is this the real thing? Is this just fantasy? Caught in a landslide....... no escape from reality........ ‘A new map and model of the Great Bindon Landslide’. See Programme for details
3pm - 4pm Close of Festival talk by Sir Ghillean Prance and Richard Lane , See programme for further details

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