Triassic otter sandstone,

Orcombe Point marks the western gateway of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site and its oldest rocks, dating from the early Triassic period around 252 million years ago,can be seen here.The dramatic red mudstone and sandstone reveal evidence of a previous desert environment crossed with seasonal life-giving rivers similar to Namibia today. Rare plant fossils have been found here. .

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  • G Macdonald 5y

    Amazing to think this was a desert, New Red Sandstone with fantastic cross bedding (I like rocks!).
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