Dorset's Important Geological Sites

Redcliff Point

Redcliff Point, Arne SY932.867

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Site description: River cliff.

Geology: Tertiary, Eocene, Poole Formation: Agglestone Grits and Corfe Member.

The Agglestone Grits consists of a coarse irony sandstone separated from red breccia below by a conspicuous even bedding plane. The Corfe Member has quartz pebbles at the top followed by bright red sand with many bands of breccia, consisting of mottled white and red loamy clay set at all angles in red sand.

Access: No restriction

Parking: Parking for 2 cars at site, or footpath from Wareham.

Size of party: 15

Education level: A level/University.

Redcliff Point, Arne 2012