Field Trip: Geology & Industrial Archaeology of Cocklawburn

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Field Trip for Civic Society
Geology & Industrial Archaeology of Cocklawburn led by Elizabeth Devon & Sandra Gann, Tuesday 24th May 2022 2.30 pm.
Meet at the gun emplacement car park (NU 031481) at the end of the Cocklawburn Road.
We then do a slow 2km circular walk looking at the gun emplacement, the remains of a lime kiln and the remains of the Sandbanks settlement stopping to hear about the former industries (including railways. We then walk down to the beach. From here we continue along the coast (there are some rocks to walk over but they are not difficult). We would be looking at the geology now; a limestone pavement, some fossils, ironstone embedded in the sandstone, the lime kiln from below and finally back through the dunes to the cars. 
There will be an opportunity to pause for a break and any refreshments you wish to bring. 
Strong shoes are essential as we will be walking on rough dune grass, uneven rocks and soft sand; walking poles are recommended. We shall be looking at how the underlying geology gave rise to many industries along this coast which became a hive of activity, especially in the 19th century. Now, nature has taken over and it is a wildlife haven.