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Permian Geology of the Sunderland Area

This day excursion will examine some of Europe’s finest exposures of marine Permian rocks in classic exposures along the coast between South Shields and Sunderland.

The remarkable tufa deposit on the banks of the River Wear at Sunderland will also be visited.

Meet at 10.30am at the free car park, just south of Marsden Grotto (NZ4000 6482).

The day will involve 5 km of walking on cliff top paths and along the beach. Please bring suitable clothing and a packed lunch.