Exploring West Sussex geology
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General information on guided walks is available here. See links (if given) from each walk for more details or contact me. Booking with the relevant organisation is essential as numbers are usually limited, most charge a small attendance fee.


March 29 (Sun) 2018 - ‘Geology, fossils and coastal change around Selsey, West Sussex’ for Wessex branch of the Open University Geological Society. Starting at the RSPB Visitor Centre at Sidlesham, we look at sites that reveal the Ice Age geology of the area and coastal change over time. We then move to Medmerry to look at the largest managed coastal retreat scheme in the UK. We conclude the day with a fossil hunt on the beach ar Bracklesham. Full details and booking information (fee payable) on the Wessex OUGS web site.


April 14 (Sat) 2018 - ‘Stones of Boxgrove Priory and fossil hunt to Bracklesham Bay’ a full day event for Rockwatch, the geology club for children. We start the day with a visit to the wonderful Boxgrove Priory before going fossil collecting in the afternoon at Bracklesham. Booking information (fee payable) on the Rockwatch web site.


May 11 (Fri) 2018 - Introduction to fossils and private fossil hunt for Arun Home Educators.


June 27 (Wed) 2018 - ‘The building stones of Botolphs church, Botolphs (near Steyning)’ for the West Sussex Geological Society. An evening stroll around the church walls looking at the geology and history of the building stones. Meet 7.30pm at the church.


July 14 (Sat) 2018 - ‘On the rocks at Bognor Regis’ for the London branch of the Open University Geological Society. We start the day with a visit to two medieval churches to look at their historic building stones and later in the day, with a low tide, we look at the fossilferous exposures of the London Clay and Bognor Rocks on the foreshore. Booking details on the LOUGS web site.


September 5 (Wed) 2018 - ‘The geology and building stones of West Wittering church’. An afternoon walk around the church looking at the geology and history of the building stones. An afternoon event for the Chichester Harbour Conservancy . Booking information (fee payable) on the Conservancy web site.


October 10 (Wed) 2018 - Guided walk in the Duncton area; exploring the history, archaeology and geology. Morning event for the Chichester and District Archaeology Society.


Guided walks
Updated 2 August 2018