Originally posted on the EGU blog network
Nash Point is a picturesque headland along the coastline of the Vale of Glamorgan, consisting of near-vertical cliffs of limestone and mudstone. Strata are of Blue Lias age, and at low tide the exposed shore platform reveals indicative fossils including tiny ammonites.Local towns of St. Donats or Llantwit Major are convenient bases for the short walk along the coastline, and the walk covers part of the impressive Glamorgan Heritage Coast path. The site itself can be accessed from the cliff tops, and is a short distance from Nash Point lighthouse. This was the last manned lighthouse in Wales (it became automated in 1998), and is now open to the public.