Join palaeontologist Dr Liam Herringshaw on this Expert Geology Walk as we follow the ‘Stoupe Loop’ out of Ravenscar to explore the 200 million-year history of North Yorkshire. Starting at the National Trust Visitor Centre in Ravenscar, we will yomp down across the golf course to Peak Steel, admire glorious views across Robin Hoods Bay, then clamber down to hunt quake stones (the Peak Fault), snakestones (ammonites) and golden spikes (a Jurassic global boundary) in the shoreline rocks.
Taking care not to disturb the seals, we’ll meander along the beach towards Stoupe Beck, walking across Jurassic sea floors and looking for evidence of the creatures that lived there and the environments they lived in. As we approach Stoupe Beck, we’ll find things turning icy thanks to some 20,000-year-old glaciers (don't worry, they've melted), before we ascend to Stoupe Brow. That will lead us to the Cinder Track of the old Scarborough & Whitby Railway, where we’ll find the historic quarries that really took the p*ss (by stealing the Pope’s robes!), before returning to Ravenscar, the town that never was. There’s so much to cram in that five hours really isn’t enough!
You will need stout footwear and a packed lunch/refreshments and sensible clothing . Due to the number of seals at Ravenscar we ask that dogs do not come on this trip. This trip is only suitable for people over 14years old and includes a strenuous climb.
Due to COVID19 guidance we are limiting the number of people people on our trips and ask that everyone observes social distancing advice. We have carried our COVID risk assessment and believe that our outdoor trips are safe to run. When you book your ticket you will be asked to provide contact details for a lead member of you party that we will hold for 21 days in case we need to pass it onto NHS Track and Trace. We will not use this info for any other purposes.
Meet: Outside the National Trust Visitor Centre at Ravenscar. There is free parking on the roadside but please be considerate to residents.
Postcode for meeting place is: YO13 0NE
Grid Reference for meeting place is: NZ 9801 0160
What3Words for meeting place is: ///ripen.plotted.savings
All under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.
Sorry, but we can only offer refunds when we cancel a trip due to weather conditions or similar circumstances. If you are unable to make a trip you have booked please do contact us and we will do our best to offer you an alternative option.