Session: Triassic Training

Join the Jurassic Coast Trust in a training session about the Triassic. Led by Sam Scriven (Earth Science Advisor at the Jurassic Coast) and Roger Trend (Sidmouth Museum), this full day will explore the evolution of the Triassic system, including sand dunes, flash floods, braided streams and playa lakes.


  • We commence our look at the Triassic era at Budleigh Salterton, home of the famous “Budleigh Bun” pebbles.
  • We then continue to Branscombe, looking at the Murcia mudstone, gypsum deposits and unconformity. We’ll have lunch here – a chance to ask any questions that have arisen from the morning’s session.
  • We then head to Sidmouth, aiming to reach the beach’s fantastic set of archosaur footprints within the Otter sandstone by 3pm.
  • We finish up our Triassic journey at Sidmouth Museum, exploring their fascinating fossil collection and the history of palaeontology in the area.


9.30am – Welcome and brief introductory session indoors in Budleigh Salterton

10.00am – Budleigh Salterton session

11.00am – Travel to Branscombe

12.00pm – Branscombe session

1.00pm – Lunch at Branscombe

1.45pm – Travel to Sidmouth

2.30pm – Sidmouth session

4.00pm – Sidmouth Museum session

4.30pm – Q&A and close

Date: Thursday 19th November 2015

Time: 9.30am-4.30pm

Meeting point: Budleigh Salterton Town Hall

More info: Guy Kerr –