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is the access to Aust cliffs closed?
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prep01
Hello and welcome to the forum. As far as I know the access is open, but I'm sure someone will confrm.
Colin Huller
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Julian123
It is open. I was there a few weeks ago.

Julian

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prep01
Hi all, went to Aust last Monday (14/10). Aust3.jpg 

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Just washed and quickly looked at. Lots of coprolite, a few teeth  (~5mm) and some very nice bones - almost complete some of them and lots of chunky bits!
Colin Huller
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Chris G
Never been to Aust before but I'm due to be somewhat close on business but it coincides with a high tide throughout the daylight hours. Is it accessible and is it worth visiting on high tides?
Thanks
Chris
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Dirty Pete
Hi Chris,
No problem with access and in my experience it's only on very high tides that the river reaches the cliff, normally there's enough beach to make it worthwhile visiting. It would however prevent you from accessing the upstream cliff around the base of the bridge support. Assume you're after the bone bed so be warned it can be very hit and miss and depends on intermittent fresh falls from high up in the cliff, there is a background scatter of bone bed across the beach but can be hard to spot. 
Good luck if you end up going.
Pete 
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Chris G
Pete,
exactly the information I was hoping to get - thank you.
Really just looking for some new places to go and have a rummage - it's a bit limited in the Guildford area!
I assume Aust is well picked so I don't have high hopes but being on a beach with something to look for makes for a good couple of hours enjoyment. 
I recently came back from Cornwall and stopped in at Charmouth to pick up a few bit for cleaning and prep practise. What a disappointment compared to when I used to go there years ago. It looked like the place had been hit by a fossil vacuum cleaner set on ultra suck. I feel sorry for the new wave of children searching for fossils.
Thanks,

Chris
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Chris G
Stopped in at the cliff today for an hours or so. It took me a while to work out what I was looking for but didn't find anything that I considered a keeper. 
I've brought back a few lump to have a closer look for future reference but they'll have to wait until I get home - I don't think the hotel will take too kindly to me working on them in my room😄 Any thoughts on the attached - not cleaned and the lines are just sandy marks from gloves.The brown feature goes through the block (marked by arrows).

At least I've had a look and have set the expectations for any future visits.

Thanks for the help.

Chris
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fossiladdict
what a surprise! to find on my return walk from the north side it was not there on the way down! the concrete block i recall seeing in the cliff face scree, however i did not realise how big it is now its unearthed, just yards from the info board and bench. scary! ( national grid have been informed of road blockage) 20200218_134324.jpg  20200218_134638.jpg  20200218_134728.jpg  20200218_134749.jpg 
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fossiladdict
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heads up visitors! if its not landslips its high tide deposits! if your planning a visit with the family/any one with mobility issues or someone who might struggle to negotiate the log jam i would revise your plans perhaps visit when it gets removed!
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Rhaetianpenarth207
Ouch! That’s not what it looked like last time I went. Find anything interesting?
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fossiladdict
this is of interest to me been looking for this species of wheel to match another one i have, planning on constructing a double wheel transporter for any big blocks that need to get back to base in one piece! hammers last result (ALWAYS)  20200315_114950.jpg   i've been in this situation tooo many times 

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