Hopes Nose South
Designations: SSSI, Proposed CGS/RIGS
Provides an excellent example of Variscan structures of the South West in the form of an overturned F1 fold, verging north-west.
GCR block / key theme: Variscan Structures of south-west England
Associated SSSI: Hope's Nose to Walls Hill SSSI
Geological / geomorphological features: [Provisional] Structural geology: Exposed in the cliff face close to the raised beach on Hope's Nose is one of Torbay's best known structural geological features - an overturned F1 fold, verging north-west , in thinly bedded limestones and shales of the Daddyhole Member of the Torquay Limestone Formation, associated with a low-angle thrust A well known structure in the Torbay area.
Reasons for proposal as a CGS / RIGS sites: A well known structural feature, useful for inclusion in educational visits to Hope's Nose by older groups (due to proximity to a high cliff).