Ravenscar Cliffs

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The amazing scenery in this part of England took our breath away; at Ravenscar in particular, the cliffs are very high so the scramble down to the shore isn't for the faint hearted. Similar geology to South Devon's Jurassic coast means that it's pretty slippery blue liass clay. There seemed to be 2 paths down; we went through the scrub on the less steep "path" and returned up the more defined steep "path". At the top of the cliff is a tourist information centre and they were hepful directing us onto the paths, as they aren't well signed,or easy to find, even with a map. In the area there are other attractions (industrial trail etc.) but we went to mainly look for fossils. We weren't disappointed and found belemnites and lots of ammonites once we reached the beach. It's not an area many people reach so the fossiling is good. A huge bonus surprise was the haunting sound then view of Atlantic grey seals hauled out on the rocks at low tide. A truly magical place!

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