Field Trip to the Glamorgan Heritage Coast

Scenery Explained Wales to Hay-on-Wye U3A on a field trip to the Glamorgan Heritage Coast. First we visited Southerndown then Nash Point then Llantwit Major.

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James Cresswell on a tight fold caused by movement on the nearby fault
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Wave cut platform Nash Point. Blue Lias Jurassic sediments
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Nash Point
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Valley calved out by glacial melt water at Nash Point

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100 ma unconformity 300 ma Carboniferous limestone at base overlain by 200 ma Jurassic sediments
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100 ma unconformity 300 ma Carboniferous limestone at base overlain by 200 ma Jurassic sediments

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Folding and Faulting

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An ammonite in blue lias Jurassic limestone
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Fossil wood in shallow water Jurassic sediments

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Gryphea

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