The Jurassic Coast Trust’s expert Ambassadors will be leading Dinosaur Footprints Walks to Keates Quarry in Purbeck throughout 2019.
Meeting at the famous Square & Compass pub in Worth Matravers at 12:00pm, join us for a leisurely lunch-time stroll to this spectacular dinosaur footprints site, and walk where once roamed giant sauropods. The walk will be completed by 2pm on each date and will be led by one of our experienced and knowledgeable local Ambassadors. The walks are gentle and suitable for all ages (including buggies) and most abilities and well-behaved dogs are welcome.
This year, we’re delighted to have the support of Purbeck Ice Cream, whose award-winning ice cream is made just a stone’s throw from Keates Quarry. Proceeds from Purbeck Ice Cream’s Jurassic Range of flavours go towards providing FREE tickets for children on all Dinosaur Footprints Walks in 2019. Tickets for Adults are £6, or £3 for Jurassic Coast Trust Members.
Keates Quarry’s footprints date to the late Jurassic period, 145 million years ago. There are more than 100 fossilised tracks preserved in the quarry site, which can be easily accessed from the nearby Priest’s Way walking trail. The footprints were made by giant sauropod dinosaurs, most likely brachiosaurs.
The quarry is owned and managed by the National Trust, and the Jurassic Coast Trust were involved in producing the site’s interpretation board.