Dorset's Important Geological Sites

Goat Hill SSSI

Goat Hill

A small group of DIGS members spent some time at Goat Hill SSSI to clear this somewhat neglected site. It is not a DIGS site but we obtained permission from Natural England and the farmer to carry out some conservation work.

Despite the miserable weather we made good progress in a couple of hours as can be seen in the pictures. This site exposes Fullers Earth Rock, further south there is a change in lithology to clay which is seen on the Dorset Coast, for example at Hive Beach, Burton Bradstock.

Goat Hill