Welcome to Dorset Allsorts

We'll be posting a variety of facts and photos of whatever takes our fancy as we wander around Dorset. They may be of churches, buildings, visitor attractions or natural scenes – in fact there will be all sorts! We hope they will give you a glimpse of some of the sights this beautiful county has to offer.

Sunday, 9 January 2011

The Fossil Forest

Much of the coast through Dorset and Devon is known as The Jurassic Coast and is a World Heritage Site due to the 155 kilometres of dramatic cliffs, sea stacks and tumbling landslides, and of course the abundance of fossils to be found.

This section of the coast was near Lulworth and is known as the Fossil Forest due to the remains of huge trees that can be found there.  The round structures are the trees, but we were even more impressed by the multitude of delicate strata layers in the rocks some of which were wafer-thin.  Simply amazing!

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