Following BCGS Field Trip 18 June 1978 – “Burrington Combe”. Photo by Peter Parkes. (See Newsletter 13.)


Differential weathering of the beds in this exposure produced the gap that in 1763 was used by the Rev. Augustus Montague Toplady as shelter from a violent thunder storm and whilst doing so was inspired to scribble down the lyrics for the world famous hymn ‘Rock of Ages’.