Geology and Geoscience in Dorset and Devon

Geology Field Trips - Geology Walks - Field Study Logistics & Support - Geoscience Courses - Geoscience Outreach - Learning For All

Chalk Newton Geoscience are based in West Dorset, England. We provide outdoor geology learning opportunities for all in Dorset and Devon.

  • Private Geology Field Trips
  • Private Geology Walks
  • Field Trip Logistics & Support
  • Geoscience Courses for Professional Career Development
  • Geoscience Courses for Recreational Learning
  • Local Geological Consultancy
  • Community Geoscience Outreach

Field Trips and Geology Walks are customised and designed according to your requirements, objectives, timing and budget.

Lowland Leader Professional Walking Guide
Outdoor First Aider ISCED Level 3

Geoscience For All

Individuals, Families, Lifelong Learners, Associations, Societies, Groups, Colleges, Universities, Professionals, Public Sector, Charities and Companies


Geowalks are not dependent on tides or the number of participants.

Dancing Ledge and St Aldhelm’s Head

This day-long walk covers 15km of exploring the superb coast along Dancing Ledge, Seacombe, Winspit, St Aldhelm’s Head, Emmetts Hill and Worth Matravers. Dinosaur footprints are guaranteed.

Walking GradeModerate
Kimmeridge Bay and Swyre Head

The route visits Swyre Head and then heads south towards the coastline and follows the coast path to Kimmeridge Bay where the geology is discovered. It returns along the high level route to Swyre Head offering superb vistas and extensive views.

Walking GradeModerate
Agglestone & Old Harry Rocks

This walk commences in Studland and discovers Agglestone Rock, Old Harry Rocks, Ballard Down, Studland Village and Beach.

Walking GradeModerate
Isle of Portland

This is an epic coastal walk around the historic Isle of Portland. The geology is exposed along spectacular cliffs and quarries.

Walking GradeStrenuous

Geology Field Trips

These private one-day coastal field trips are dependent on our local tides, so please contact us to discuss suitable dates.

Osmington Mills
Osmington Oolite Formation at Bran Point

This geology field trip explores the Jurassic Corallian rocks, Burning Cliff and includes the option to climb the Smuggler’s path ‘the zig-zag’ for glorious views.

Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door
Lulworth Cove

This one day geology field trip explores the entire area of Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door, including Fossil Forest, Stair Hole, Man O’ War Bay and the ‘Lulworth Crumple’.

TerrainBeach – Coastpath
Kimmeridge Bay and Ledges
Kimmeridge Bay

This one day trip takes a detailed look at the Upper Jurassic Kimmeridge Clay Formation, it’s rocks, fossils and structures. A visit and guided tour of the Etches Collection of Jurassic Marine Palaeontology may also be scheduled.

Seaton and Beer
Beer and Seaton

This day trip explores the Triassic and Cretaceous rocks of East Devon and includes a trek through the Hooken Undercliff landslips where the last great landslip took place in 1790.

TerrainBeach – Coastpath

Geoscience Courses for Professional Career Development

These courses are being developed now, they will include classroom and field study.

Professional Career Development

Geology for Non-Geologists

Professional Career Development

Applied Micropalaeontology

Geoscience Courses for Recreational Learning

Recreational Learning

All About Ammonites

Recreational Learning

All About Kimmeridge Clay, Fossils and Oil

The diverse geology, which ranges from the Permo-Triassic to Quaternary, represents more than 200 million years of geological time and many different ancient environments that ranged from arid deserts to subtropical seas. The international importance of the geology and geomorphology of the region was recognised in 2001, with the award of World Heritage status to the 95 miles of coast between Exmouth in south-east Devon, and Studland in south Dorset.

Geology of south Dorset and south-east Devon and its World Heritage Coast. Special Memoir of the British Geological Survey, 2011.