Kingbarrow Quarry, Portland – Geoconservation

We had a good session this morning at Kingbarrow Quarry in lovely weather. A select band did a great job – Andy, Geoff P, Paul, Richard and Alan.

Alan worked on the access which had become quite overgrown with brambles and blackthorn. The others worked on the fossil forest section.

Unfortunately there is quite a lot of cotoneaster now after the clearance several years ago and Andy did a great job clearing some of that. Some of it was coming through from a neighbouring property.

Access path in need of some attention
Access path after 2 hours work
Clearing the exposure above the fossil forest horizon
Working on the fossil forest horizon

Preserving our geological heritage