Lulworth Cove and Crumple – Jurassic Coast
Lulworth Cove is a quintessential location for the study of different rates of erosion in the formation of bays and headlands. It is also a beautiful and popular tourist destination.
Rock Type: Limestone, clay, sandstone and chalk
Age: 140 - 70 million years old
Look out for: the hard rocks at the mouth of the cove erode much more slowly than the rocks behind giving the cove its horseshoe shape.
For more information visit the Jurassic Coast website
The Jurassic Coast was granted World Heritage Site status because the rocks record an extraordinary 185 million years of the Earth's history representing a walk through time showing the evolution of species including the rise and fall of the dinosaurs. This varied geology also provides a spectacular view of coastal change supporting rare and important plants and animals.
The coastline is beautiful, with an unparalleled range of natural features. The variety of landslides, beaches, bays and cliffs results in a constantly changing landscape with spectacular features such as the Hooken Landslide, Chesil Beach and Durdle Door. The varying landscape also lends itself to a diverse range of birds and wildlife – puffins and dolphins included!
Most of the Site lies within the Dorset and East Devon Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). These two designated areas recognise nationally important landscapes, conserving both the Site and the wider countryside that surrounds it. The range of interests along this fascinating coastline offers something for everyone.
For more information visit www.jurassiccoast.com.
- The Count House Workshop, Botallack
- Levant Mine and Beam Engine
- Geevor Tin Mine
- Trevarno Estate
- Poldark Mine
- King Edward Mine
- Cornish Mines & Engines
- Mineral Tramways
- Cornish Studies Library
- Gwennap Pit
- St. Agnes Museum
- Royal Cornwall Museum
- China Clay Country Park
- Kit Hill
- Morwellham River Port, Mine & Railway
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