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Address: 5 Breakwater Road, Bude, England
Phone Number: +44 7880 515748
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Description: 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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A great way to past two and half hours

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

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 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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.

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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 

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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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We have been meaning to book in the Geology tour for ages and today we managed it......there was just the two of us so a private tour! We have been coming to Bude for over 40 years and thought it was about time we learnt more about the area we have come to love so much. Roger was a fantastic... More 

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Kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

We booked a private tour having read the reviews on Trip Adviser, and we all completely concur with what others have written. Learning through seeing things in a new way, having them explained in an interesting and informative manner and getting a spectacular walk - it was all these elements and more! Both children ( one aged 9, the other... More 

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Address: 5 Breakwater Road, Bude, England
Phone Number: +44 7880 515748
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Bude

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