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The Regency town of Sidmouth lies between spectacular red cliffs of Triassic aged rocks that form part of the Dorset and East Devon Coast World Heritage Site. The cliffs are capped by much younger Upper Greensand and Chalk from the Cretaceous period of geological time. The town is protected by a sea defence scheme o...
Sidmouth Museum's geology display tells the whole Jurassic Coast story but with a focus on the rare fossil reptile and amphibian bones found on the beaches either side of the town. These animals lived on the banks of branching or braided rivers than once flowed through the Triassic desert about 230 million years ago. W...