The Jurassic Coast . . .

. . . stretches for 95 miles from East Devon and all along the Dorset coastline. It isn’t just Jurassic, parts are Triassic and Cretaceous, each with different rock types. It’s a fossil hunters paradise, especially after one of the frequent landslides, with Charmouth and Lyme Regis areas the most likely places to find a little gem.
My end of the Jurassic coast is Exmouth, the furthest point West, where we have red sandstone that stretches along past a couple of estuaries and then abruptly changes to chalk at Beer and Lyme Regis. At Lyme you can look one direction and see chalk cliffs and east towards Charmouth, where the fresh landslides reveal fossils, in soft dark, grey, rock that feels almost like clay at times. Chalky stuff returns at Durdle Door and Lulworth.

The west end of the Jurassic coast
The west end of the Jurassic coast
The chalk begins
The chalk begins
Here you will walk large fossils in the rocks
Here you will walk on large fossils in the rocks
Like these!
Like these!
Lyme Regis looking east
Lyme Regis looking east
An area of recent slips
An area of recent slips
Here the fossils you find on the beach are in soft grey rock and mostly ammonites
Here the fossils you find on the beach are in soft grey rock and mostly ammonites
Further east the unspoilt beach at Eype
Further east the unspoilt beach at Eype
Layers of rock laid down overcountless  millenia at Lulworth cove
Layers of rock laid down overcountless millenia at Lulworth cove

So this is the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, a geological walk back through INFINITE time and its my entry for this weeks photo challenge, as well as an excuse to show off the beautiful of South West of England!

Join in at http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/10/11/photo-challenge-infinite/