4 Nov 2018

Visiting Runswick Bay at half term 2019?

Why not see the beach through expert eyes with our Seashore Safari and Fossil Forage guided walks in association with Barefoot Kayak?

The Seashore Safari is a look at the beach from top to bottom. What's its history, what lives there and how they're some of the toughest plants and animals around.

 The same with the sea. Looks big, looks like it's been there forever...not quite. There are lots of stories to be told about Runswick beach. The walk will last about 1hr 15 minutes, bring wellies or shoes suitable for walking on rocky beaches.
 Later in the week we're having a forage for fossils; 190 million years ago Runswick was under a shallow, warm sea which heaved with all kinds of strange, now extinct creatures. 20 million years later it was a sandy delta with giant dinosaurs stomping through forests of prehistoric plants. They left bones, shells, burrows, imprints, leaves, twigs, fossilised logs and even pooh. Some of the most important fossils in the Natural History Museum were found - and some were stolen - from Runswick Bay. We know where the fossils are, what they're called and what they can tell us about life in the Jurassic. This isn't a fossil-collecting trip, but if we stumble across easily recovered specimens then you can expect some Jurassic souvenirs to take home.
Come and say a half term 'hi' to a belemnite.

Meet at our signboard at the roundabout at the bottom of Runswick Bay bank.

Sunday 28th October Seashore Safari meet 1200
Monday 29th October Seashore Safari meet 1230
Tuesday 30th October Seashore Safari meet 1300
Wednesday 31st October Fossil Forage meet 1400
Thursday 1st November Fossil Forage meet 1415
Friday 2nd November Fossil Forage meet 1430

If the weather is foul, the walk will be cancelled, we'll announce it here, on the Barefoot Kayak Facebook.

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