What's on 2010

Flower walk

10th - Summer flowers at Ferrybridge
Come on a guided walk to see yellow-horned poppies, annual sea-blite, hare's-foot clover, sea holly and many more flowering plants that can be found around the Ferrybridge area at this time of year. Meet at the Chesil Visitors Centre at 10am.

Fossil walk

17th - Fossils at Pirates Cove
A guided walk around the shoreline of Pirates Cove looking at the underwater life exposed at low tide. Meet at the end of Camp Road at 2pm.

Water walk

29th - Low tide walk at Ferrybridge
Join one of our guides for a walk around the Fleet shoreline looking at the underwater life exposed at low tide. Meet at the Chesil Visitors Centre at 3pm


Information on all events is available from the Chesil Beach Visitors Centre, open 10am-4pm. 01305 760579

The Centre is located at NGR SY668755 on the car park south of Ferrybridge. For GPS users, the postcode is DT9 9XE.

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Please note that all events are subject to change. Please contact the Visitors Centre beforehand to ensure the event is still as planned. On the day, the event may be cancelled due to inclement weather or insufficient attendance.

Standard charges for walks are children £2, adults £3.

Picture by Ross age 7


Picture by Georgie aged 7

By July the main growth of seaweed has ended and it is beginning to die back as the water warms and the sun is high in sky. However, the number of crustacea and small fish in the Fleet is steadily increasing.

On land the summer flowers are in bloom and can make a glorious sight on the beach. Look particularly for yellow-horned poppies and sea kale. Hare's-foot clover can be very abundant on the grassy area by the Chesil Beach Visitors Centre.

Last updated 11/4/2010 ©2009-2010 Chickerell BioAcoustics