Orcombe Point

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Join the Jurassic Coast Trust’s expert Ambassadors for a leisurely, family-friendly walk to Orcombe Point near Exmouth.

The rocks exposed at Orcombe Point embody the opening paragraphs of the story contained within the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site.

Your meeting point will be at the end of Queens Drive, with various parking spots available at your own cost. Our Ambassador will be waiting by the roundabout, at the large Jurassic Coast sign.

Walks begin at either 2pm or 3pm as noted (dependant on tide), and are completed in approximately 2 hours.

The walks are gentle and suitable for all ages and most abilities, and well-behaved dogs are also welcome. 

The layers of red mudstone and sandstone that make up the cliffs at Orcombe Point were laid down in a desert some 250 million years ago, at the start of a time period known as the Triassic. They formed not long after the most devastating mass extinction event known, when 95% of all species were wiped out.

The rocks contain no fossils, echoing how the environment of the Early Triassic was reduced almost to a blank canvass. As Earth’s ecosystems began to slowly recover, time and evolution painted a new masterwork of prehistoric life where reptiles and dinosaurs ruled and marine habitats flourished. This is the story of the Jurassic Coast, and every story starts somewhere.

Any questions please email us.

 

Tickets for Adults are £15 per person,  with Jurassic Coast Trust Members getting 10% off this price. Children are £5 per person.


All orders are valid only for the date booked and are non-transferable. All orders must include at least one adult's ticket. Thank you.

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Orcombe Point Walk

Type:Guided Walk

Orcombe Point, Exmouth, Devon, EX8 2DH
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Tel01308807000

Opening Times

Season (23 July 2024)
DayTimes
Tuesday14:00 - 16:00

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