Dorset's Important Geological Sites

Steeple Chalk Pit

Steeple Chalk Pit SY904.816

Steeple Pit

Site description: Disused quarry.

Geology: Cretaceous, Lower and Middle Chalk. The base of the Middle Chalk dips 55º N and shows some group 3 shears (south dipping thrust faults).

Access: No restrictions, the site is just outside the Lulworth Ranges.

Parking: Ample room in public car park and picnic site on the hill top
(SY 905.817) and access to the site is via the bridleway to the east and then a short distance up the road.

Size of party: 5
Education level: A level/University.

Steeple Chalk Pit Information