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“Fascinating and Passionate!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Geoclastica

Ranked #15 of 39 things to do in Bude
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Owner description: 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.
Guildford, United Kingdom
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“Fascinating and Passionate!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2013

Dr Roger Higgs was a brilliant, knowledgeable and engaging guide to the Bude formation. Fascinating rock facts that we all talked about for days afterwards. Pebbles on a beach will never be the same again. A very valuable and enjoyable few hours with a lovely and passionate man. Thank you

Visited May 2013
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2 reviews
“highly recommended”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2013

An excellent, thought provoking tour. Roger is very friendly and imparts his enthusiasm for geology on you. A great way to spend 2 hours and learn something about the world around you.

Visited March 2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2012 via mobile

The walk was a really interesting look at the Bude formation. We were complete beginners to geology but Dr Roger Higgs made sure the walk was tailored to our level so we came away with lots of information without being bombarded.

2 Thank Shell9876
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“Dont miss the tour!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2012

Ever wondered how old some rocks are, of what the difference between them are? find out how cliffs are made, what Bude was like millions of years ago. A brilliant, insightful two hours. Don't miss it, learn something new.


Visited August 2012
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Scotland, UK
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2012 via mobile

If you have ever looked at the landscape around you and wondered how it got to be like that then Roger is the man for you - if not, why not? You will never look at rocks the same way again and Bude's cliffs and buildings are a great place to start - Roger's passion for his subject will have your head buzzing with questions - your challenge is to remember all the answers!

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