I hope that you can help me, my wife and I visited National Trust - Stackpole, Pembrokeshire last week where I took a couple of hundred photos.
I've attached a photo of the coloured cliffs there. For me to enter this into one of our club competitions I need to know the correct terminology for the rock formation.

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I hope that there is a someone who could let me know


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This is Marloes Sand Beach, a classical fossil site. The nicely colored rocks are sandstones of the Silurian age (around 425 million years old). The different dipping angles of the sandstone layers are a result of tectonic processes, which were folding the rocks.

Further information about Marloes Sand can be found here


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