The Area around Watchet, Somerset, England
A Steam Locomotive leaving Watchet Station, Somerset, England, Great Britain
Watchet, Somerset.

A steam locomotive, Manor Class 7820, "Dinmore Manor", leaving Watchet Station on the West Somerset Steam Railway. This locomotive first entered service in 1950.

The West Somerset Railway is Britain's longest heritage line running 20 miles from Bishops Lydeard, near Taunton to Minehead. There are stations at other interesting places such as Dunster and Blue Anchor where the station is very near the beach.


Stratified Rocks at Blue Anchor, Somerset, England, Great Britain
Blue Anchor.

Blue Anchor is a small village on the coast between Minehead and Watchet. There is a station here on the West Somerset Steam Railway line and plenty of free parking along the sea front.

A view of the shore showing tilted strata on the surface. There are also fragments of a bone bed to be found on the shore. These contain fossil teeth, scales and bones of marine vertebrates which are all very small. A tooth measuring about 1/4 inch could be considered large.

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Stratified Rocks, Kilve, Somerset, England, Great Britain

Kilve is a small village east of Watchet on the edge of the Quantock hills. To reach the coast, from the village, take the small lane (Sea Lane) which runs toward the sea. There is a large car park at the end of the lane and parking is charged by the day.

The foreshore shows alternating bands of shale and limestone and the effect that these have on its appearance.

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