Dorset's Important Geological Sites

Limekiln Crags

Limekiln Crags, nr. Portesham Withy Bed SY589.858

Lime Kiln Crags

Site description: A prominent ridge in the hillside with good rock exposures.

Geology: Cretaceous, Upper Greensand. Good exposures of sandstones, cherts and sandy limestones of the Upper Greensand (Eggardon Grit facies).

Access: Permissive access via gate (on other side of road) just uphill of the limekiln lay-by, but is restricted to 1st March to 31st August. No dogs. By prior arrangement, e-mail us for contact details.

Parking: In limekiln picnic site.

Size of party: 25

Education level: Schools

Limekiln Crags 2012 Information