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* Field Trip to Hunstanton *

Saturday August 31st | 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

The Stamford and District Geological Society always keep in contact with good friend and long term society member Dr Carl Harrington. As year on year Carl offers his services in leading a field trip around the sedimentary rocks of Hunstanton.

Im sure many of you will have seen the spectacular white, red and brown cliffs that the coast at Hunstanton is famous for. This field trip will give you an opportunity to discover more about the Cretaceous age material and fossils making up the cliff at Hunstanton cliff which were laid down between 70 and 125 million years ago under a sea. You will also get the opportunity to collect fossils enclosed in the rock, most common of which are shells (bivalves and brachiopods), belemnites, sponges, crustacean burrows and maybe an ammonite or shark tooth.

For a full comprehensive description on how to be prepared for a visit to this location please refer to the Hunstanton link in red below. This was written by our affiliate and geological and expedition specialists UKGE from the very informative ukfossils.co.uk website.


Although Hunstanton is suitable for families, children should stay clear of the cliff face. This location is famous for its sandy beach, which makes it ideal for families.
A packed lunch, Sun protection is advisable if it is a hot day, plus sufficient drink.

” We shall meet at our usual place the Old Light House Car park.”

For those who are NOT members of the Stamford and District Geological Society. And wish to go on this particular Field Trip or any of our Field Trips and “Exclusive” member’s only Field Trips.

Then please apply for membership below.

*Important note : If you wish to leave early from the site, then please let one of the field trip leaders know before you do so*

“Members are reminded that they cannot take part in field trips without an up-to-date membership card. If you are unsure of this then please contact our Treasurer ( Sheila Martin ) via email at : sheilafmartin@talktalk.net

This is a requirement under our third party insurance cover. Note that this does not cover members personally and they are responsible for their own safety.”
With all field events if you haven’t done so already please will Members. Let our Field Secretary Kenny Nye know at least 10 days in advance so we can cater for numbers this will be the ONLY WAY you will get registered as wishing to attend.

This field trip can usually cater for 20 persons but maby a few more if demand is high.

Members should appreciate that they are responsible for their own safety.
The society’s insurance is against 3rd parties.

The SDGS has the right to cancel or reschedule a field trip with as much notice as possible. In the unlikely event of cancellation, all registered participants will be notified by email and offered to join alternative field trips. If a fossil hunt is cancelled on the day of the event due to unforeseen circumstances such as extreme weather, SDGS will not be able to accept responsibility for any additional costs or inconvenience resulting from the cancellation.
You can cancel your place at any point before a fossil hunt, the more notice given the better, if possible.

Assessment: All attendees must familiarize themselves with the Risk Assessment below.



Saturday August 31st
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Event Category:


Stamford and District Geological Society


Old Hunstanton
5 Lighthouse Close
Old Hunstanton, PE36 6EL United Kingdom
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