Rockpool Ramble

RockpoolsTake a ramble over the rocks to discover the weird and wonderful plants and animals that live on our seashore and how they have adapted to living in this challenging environment.

The group meets the Marine Warden at the large metal anchor by Cobb Gate car park, Lyme Regis before a short walk takes you to the site of Broad Ledge. All relevant health and safety information is given to the children before heading out onto the rock pooling area. All necessary equipment is provided by the Centre.

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Investigating Coastlines

What makes a coastline, who uses it and what can we see?

investigating coasts


Using the beach area at Charmouth, how do we use the coastal environment and what natural processes affect it? Coastal mapping, eroding sandcastles, what makes a wave and beach profiles.


All relevant health and safety information is given to the children before heading out onto the beach. All necessary equipment is provided.

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Fossil and Palaeontology Tour

Discover the geology and fossils of the Jurassic Coast.

Palaeontology tourThe tour starts in the Centre with a short film and Warden talk on the fossils of Charmouth and the Jurassic environment in which they were formed. 

The Warden will then lead the group out onto Charmouth beach to search for fossils. At the end of the session the tour covers the Fossil Collecting Code and aspects of conservation associated with the site. All finds may be taken back to school/college and we can adapt the content of this session to suit your groups needs.

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Geology and Geomorphology Tour

Black Ven mudeslideAfter a short introduction and film show, the Warden will lead the group out onto the beach and along the coast stopping at certain points to discuss how the local cliffs and coastline have formed.

The walk will cover the local geology, the landslide systems of West Dorset, an analysis of the composition of the beach and local conservation policy.

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