Chapman’s Pool

An absolutely stunning walk from the outskirts of Worth Matravers along the Jurassic Coast to the tranquil cove of Chapman’s Pool.

Fishing boat next to the former lifeboat station – abandoned in 1880

Surrounded by tall cliffs of Kimmeridge clay the “rocks” are rich in fossils with plenty of Ammonites and bivalves to be found.

Unfortunately the majority of fossils tend to be flattened and crushed but occasionally intact specimens are found. With the steep cliffs being notoriously unstable rockfalls occur on a daily basis. A particularly fine Belemnite was located high up in this cliff face.

150 million year old fossils slowly being eroded by the sea.

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