Fieldwork Along the Yorkshire Coast
Our Yprkshire Coast field course uses well exposed coastal outcrops to introduce a variety of clastic and carbonate sedimentary systems. The outcrops, located between Whitby and Flanborough Head, are used in the context of petroleum systems, emphasising their potential as source, reservoir and seal
Did you know?The trip will lead you through Yorkshire's Jurassic coast. Dinosaur tracks and fossil finds are hosted in Scarborough's Rotunda museum, a building designed by William Smith; often described as the father of Geology.
More about the Yorkshire Coast
As well as having some of the best fish and chips in the UK and being the inspiration for the Gothic novel Bram Stokers Dracula, Whitby is also home to the Whitby Mudstone; an extremely low permeability (0.01 mD) shale.