The UK's Nationwide Geology Club for Children

Annual Fieldtrip to Dorset’s Jurassic Coast


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Dorset 2017 Eloise in the fossil forest

One of the annual highlights in the Rockwatch Event Calendar is its 4-night residential trip to Dorset and East Devon’s Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site.

Now in its 18th year, the annual residential trip is often a regular booking for many of our Rockwatch families. It’s a great opportunity to spend time with fellow enthusiasts of all ages.

Every year families join the Rockwatch Team and other local experts to explore different geological sites and nurture their passion and understanding of key geological themes. Previous trips have taken Rockwatchers to Branscombe, Purbeck and Swanage beaches to study coastal Erosion, or to Worbarrow Bay, Osmington and Lulworth Cove to study Fossils in the Service of Science.

This August promises to deliver fieldtrips galore to nearby quarries and the Jurassic Coast. We’ll be going to places like Chesil Beach and the Isle of Purbeck to look at the geology, check for dinosaur footprints in Portland and hunt for fossils in the Kimmeridge Clay – all unforgettable experiences!

Where You’ll Stay

Rockwatchers will have a fabulous 4 night stay at the Leeson House Field Studies Centre near Swanage, Dorset.

Leeson House is the ideal venue for our stay and is specially set up to accommodate fieldtrips. It boasts a secluded and comfortable residential centre close to many classic geography, geology and biology fieldwork sites and is set within 7 acres of inspiring and diverse grounds.

What is Costs

The cost of the trip which includes all transport when you get to Leeson House and your stay at Leeson House including food is:

Adult £330 (from age 18)

First child £235 and subsequent children £150 (over 7s only)

First Year of Rockwatch Membership for FREE!

Looking for a new experience this summer holiday? Fancy a holiday with a difference? Then why not join us on our annual Rockwatch fieldtrip to immerse yourself in the wonderful world of geology!

To inspire you to come, we’re offering – for a limited time only – a chance to receive your first year of Rockwatch membership absolutely FREE of charge! Check out the benefits of being a Rockwatch member to see what other delights you have in store if you book.

Simply add the promotion code: NewMemberDorset to your booking form to qualify.

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You must be a Rockwatch member to book to join us on any fieldtrip. 

In line with Government advice on dealing with the COVID-19 virus, Rockwatch has very reluctantly decided to suspend its fieldtrips and other planned events until further notice. Read more > 

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Rockwatcher 26 January 2016

You get to meet people who are really enthusiastic about what they do and you get to go to really interesting places with your family.