Geology Walk: Sheringham westwards
walk 10: Over Skelding Hill to the west and back along the beach
The Cromer Ridge and the Sheringham Golf Course around Skelding Hill are the backdrop to this walk exploring the landscape and coatline west of Sheringham.
This is a new walk for 2018 and will take us westwards over Skelding Hill and Sheringham Golf Course along the Norfolk Coast Path and back along the beach. There are excellent views of the glacial feature known as the Cromer Ridge and Skelding Hill is itself a glacial feature. We shall look at the complex deformed glacial deposits of the cliffs, the beach prism of flint pebbles and, if exposed, the Chalk on the foreshore. Imagine what this place was like at the edge of an ice sheet 450,000 yoears ago, see the dramatic deformation of sediments pushed and squeezed by ice pressure; look for flint ammonites on the foreshore and maybe find a shipwreck too.
Total distance for the round trip 3.4 km (2.1 miles). For the meeting point SEE THE SECTION BELOW.
Geology Walks: date for Walk 10 at Sheringham in 2018
|May 16||Wed||Sheringham westwards||1.30pm-4.15||Easy beach walk||Email to book|
This date is provisional and should be confirmed when you make a booking. In the event of bad weather the leader will always turn up at the starting point.
Tickets and booking
Tickets are purchased on the day, £6.00 adults, £3.00 children Booking is important.
Please use the email links in the table listing above to book your place (preferred method),
or for last minute bookings call
01263 513992 (or mobile 07887 389804)
and tell us your name, the date of the walk, how many walkers and your mobile number and email address. Your mobile number is only used to contact you in case of a last minute problem.
See below for the meeting place.
Please come adequately dressed. It's really important that you are well prepared.
The beach is rocky and wet in places, so please:
- Wear boots or at least very stout shoes. Wellies are excellent, so you can walk anywhere with impunity.
- Wear clothing suitable for any weather (be that rain, wind or shine), waterproofs, a hat is always a good idea and an umbrella is really cool if rain is forecast (you stay dry while all around are getting damp).
- Do bring some refreshment: sweets and/or a bottle of water as the walk lasts two and a half hours or more.
Do wrap up well; some people come without adequate coats and hats. It can be chilly on the beach, even in summer and we want you to enjoy yourself, not shiver.
While the walks have a really remarkable record of getting fine weather, there is always the chance of a really bad day. I work on the principal that there is no such thing as bad weather, only inadequate clothing. We can still have fun, even in the rain. But if it really is that bad we can take a vote on what to do. In the event of bad weather the leader will always turn up at the starting point.
I love dogs but in my experience they don't understand geology. They can get bored and there are often other dogs on the beach to get them excited. Then they bark and I can't compete, so I recommend you don't bring them.
Sheringham meeting place
For the Sheringham walks (east and west) please assemble in The Esplanade on the west cliff of Sheringham (at the north end of The Boulevade) by the slope down through the arch to the beach promenade at 1.15 for a 1.30 start. There is some parking in The Esplanade, otherwise there are public car parks.