Field Trip: Isle of Wight - The Interpretation of Cretaceous and Paleogene/Neogene (Tertiary) Environments using Evidence from Rocks and Fossils.

Leader: N/A

Entry Fee

Members: Free

Visitors: £3.00

Date and Time


Isle of Wight

Field Trip Description

Friday 15th July

Introductory Talk: group charge of £10, Museum Visit £4 each

Saturday 16th July

(charge £5 per person)

Yaverland (east of the island, north of Sandown)

The entire Lower Cretaceous (and possibly Chalk) Good cafe next to museum for lunch Museum details at

Whitecliff Bay (east of island, south of Bembridge) The entire Tertiary sequence of 550m spread over 1km of beach

Sunday 17th July

(charge £3 per person)

Dinosaur Farm Museum (south west of island, south of Brighstone) Museum details at

Wealden/Lower Greensand junction at Atherfield The most convenient accommodation would be near Yaverland (east of island, north of Sandown). On Sunday, Atherfield is en route to the Yarmouth/Lymington ferry.

Other costs per person:

Field trip leaders - about £12 Ferry Accommodation and food

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