Coastal Plants of Blue Anchor and Warren Bay
About the event
This walk, in conjunction with the Somerset Rare Plants Group, will be an exploration of the important coastal plant communities found along the coast path between Blue Anchor and Warren Bay. If you are a beginner there will be plenty of opportunities to learn from the experts and also to look out for rare or under-recorded species. We will have a packed lunch en route and then there is either an option to re-trace your steps along the path or descend onto the fore shore and walk back to Blue Anchor along the beach learning a bit about the plants and animals of the splash zone and upper intertidal zone as well as keeping our eyes out for fossils.
Know before you go
Unfortunately this walk is not suitable for people with reduced mobility. We will be walking along the coastal cliff top path out of Blue Anchor and the terrain can be uneven. The return is either back along the path or there is the option of descending to the fore shore which will mean negotiating potentially slippery pebbles and rocks and crossing muddy or sandy areas.
What to bring
Please bring appropriate outdoor clothing (including waterproofs and sun protection) and stout footwear. Walking poles can be useful. Please bring any field guides with you, but there will also be experts and field guides on hand. Binoculars can be useful. You will need a packed lunch which we will eat en route. Once we leave Blue Anchor there are no shops, cafes or toilet facilities.