Lizard Peninsula

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Much of the Lizard Peninsula represents a slice of ancient ocean floor, pushed to the surface when two continents collided. At Coverack you can actually see the Moho – the boundary between the Earth’s crust and the Earth’s mantle – laid flat across the beach. Here you will be able to investigate and identify rocks which, 30 million years ago, were about 5km below the ocean floor.

Visit Lizard Point and Kynance Cove for more examples of this unique environment. At Cohort we can put you in touch with local geography and geology teachers who will be able to assist you in fieldwork studies and point you in the direction of the best locations to meet your learning outcomes.