Dinosaur footprints - The Bendricks, Glamorgan, Wales, UK
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N 51° 23.755 W 003° 14.798
30U E 482841 N 5693882
Quick Description: The footprints can be seen in beds of rock on the shore to the west of a small slipway in a bay to the east of Bendrick Rock. The footprints are in two groups, one at the low water mark and one much higher up the beach.
Location: South Wales, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 5/11/2013 1:25:54 PM
Waymark Code: WMH2GN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
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Long Description:
Access: The site can be reached by walking west on the path along the coast from Sully; or by taking the path around the R N V R base of HMS Cambria to the coast and walking west; or from the industrial estate immediately inland from the site.

When to go: The footprints can be difficult to see. Many are covered at high tide so it is best to go after high tide when the tracks may retain small puddles of water. It is also easier to spot the footprints when the sun is low in the sky as longer shadows will help throw the footprints into relief.

Please help to preserve the site for everyone to see by not damaging or removing the footprints. Please report anyone you see removing the rock to the Countryside Council for Wales, the Geology Department of the National Museum of Wales, or the Geologists' Association South Wales Group.
What kinds of fossils are found here:
The footprints:- There are several different sizes and kinds of footprints in the rocks here. Small, three-toed footprints were probably made by small, meateating (theropod) dinosaurs which walked on their hind legs. Large three-toed footprints may belong to a larger theropod. Some wider, fourtoed footprints may belong to a plant-eating dinosaur which usually walked on all fours.


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