Week three of our Dig Deeper series takes Rockwatchers to a place many consider to be the birthplace of earth sciences – Lyme Regis.
Retired teacher and resident expert in geography and geology of Weymouth and its surrounding areas, Alan Holiday explores why Lyme Regis is such a haven for geologists.
As a regular Rockwatch magazine contributor and field trip leader, Alan is the perfect person to show us why the underlying geology at Lyme Regis has led to such a huge investment in the coastal area in recent years.
The coastline of the South East of England may be well known for its Jurassic jewels, but it’s also vulnerable to the dangers of coastal erosion and the sea’s destructive forces, which have led to landslides. Alan talks us through what coastal defences are and how they are helping to strengthen and conserve the coastline at Lyme Regis for generations to come.