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Address: 5 Breakwater Road, Bude, England
Phone Number: +44 7880 515748
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Bude Geological Walks are led by Dr Roger Higgs (DPhil Oxon 1986), a...

Bude Geological Walks are led by Dr Roger Higgs (DPhil Oxon 1986), a consulting geologist who has travelled the world for 25 years (and continues to do so) as a consultant for oil companies. In the 1980s Roger studied the spectacular Bude cliffs for his doctoral thesis, and now chooses to live here, 300 yards from the Atlantic surf, running his one-man consultancy 'Geoclastica Ltd'. Bude Geo-Walks operate all year (except when Roger is called overseas), currently departing on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10am from Bude Tourist Information Centre. These fascinating 2-hour guided strolls along the beach examine Bude’s dramatic cliffs, made of hard sandstone and mudstone beds, zig-zag folded by England colliding with France 300 million years ago, long before dinosaurs existed. Geo-Walkers learn how these beds were first deposited as soft sand and mud in tropical “Lake Bude”, home to Bude’s own unique fossil fish, Cornuboniscus budensis, unique in the world and now on display in Bude Castle Heritage Centre.

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You'll never look at a rock in the same way again...........!

If you think that geology is boring or 'not for you', think again! In this Geo-Tour Dr. Roger Higgs brings to life a 300 million year old mystery in an exciting and interesting... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Leipzig, Germany
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

The guided tour is obviously more than interesting - that's why it was meant to be a Christmas present for my husband when spending our holidays in Cornwall. As advertised online and in the Bude-TIC-shopwindow, we arrived on time (that is 1:30 pm on a Monday) to join the walk. Unfortunately, Dr. Higgs didn't give the tour since two customers... More 

Thank Anja S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

If you think that geology is boring or 'not for you', think again! In this Geo-Tour Dr. Roger Higgs brings to life a 300 million year old mystery in an exciting and interesting way. Locals and visitors alike will never look at Bude's cliffs and rock-strewn beaches in the same light again. This tour was 2 hours of amazing facts... More 

Thank CornishMaidUk
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

After reading all the reviews we felt this was a must to do and was not disappointed at all. Dr Roger was exceptionally knowledgable and passionate about the subject being a Bude local and Oxford graduate. He answered all the questions and although we didn't cover as much ground as I though we would have it was very good. A... More 

Thank Darceydog
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

I was taken along by a dear friend and felt like I was thrown back into the last geography field trip! We got over that within seconds and had an excellent time being given in 2 hours the mountain of knowledge which has transformed the Bude Lake into an even richer place to be living in. This is really a... More 

1 Thank Isobel R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We enjoyed a lovely afternoon with Roger on Friday 29 May, having booked a private walk for our group of 17 adults and children (ages 9-14). We were really impressed with Roger's knowledge, enthusiasm and ability to explain everything so very clearly. His passion for his subject really is infectious and our children came away quite inspired. As well as... More 

1 Thank Sarah H
Oxford UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Dr Roger Higgs provided a fascinating and really enjoyable afternoon's walking tour of the geological history of the Bude coastline, which fascinated everone in our family group. We learnt about different rock types, how oil is found in rock and extracted, how water levels leave behind clues as to the earlier animal inhabitants amongst other interesting information about rocks. This... More 

1 Thank sequinOxfordUK
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

My 12 year old son is keen on geology, so when we saw this advertised in the tourist information we just had to book it. And we weren't disappointed. Roger was full of information which he obviously just loves to share, and his enthusiasm is infectious! My son still occasionally talks about the things he learnt. A really pleasant way... More 

3 Thank jw67
Port Isaac, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

My partner and I thoroughly enjoyed Roger's extremely passionate and informative geological tour. You will learn more in 2 hours than you ever did in geography. Thanks for a very entertaining day.

2 Thank chris d
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

What a fantastic 2 hours. Whether you know a few things about rocks, or nothing at all, Dr Roger will make your experience a memorable time. Every trip to a beach I ever have, will now be a lot more enjoyable and thought provoking than ever before. We have had some some great family discussions since our Geo Walk. Dr... More 

3 Thank suzjsutherland
Exmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The chap in the Tourist Office persuaded me to do the tour - absolutely no regrets! A real must-do when you are in Bude.

4 Thank Danny S

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