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Stunning views & rock formations

Located to the north of the island just at the end of the runway you'll find some amazing wind... read more

Reviewed August 26, 2018
LGBfund
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Epsom, United Kingdom
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Fossil area

Very interesting area we thought, Granddaughter liked the idea of the fossils and the brief talk... read more

Reviewed July 31, 2018
shroppiefly
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England
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Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

Located to the north of the island just at the end of the runway you'll find some amazing wind swept cliffs with incredible rock formations & fossils These sandstone formations have been created / gorged out by the elements over years and look stunning... It...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 31, 2018

Very interesting area we thought, Granddaughter liked the idea of the fossils and the brief talk on same from our guide.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank shroppiefly
Reviewed July 18, 2018

Located on the north side of the island near the end of the runway you'll find these ancient sandstone formations forged over millennia with the wind. They look really delicate but are rock hard. We didn't know about the old bath place at the bottom...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed September 7, 2017

This rocks tells the story of the Island, as most of the sand are made from this same rocks. Lovely views as well

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank MasterChef94
Reviewed August 29, 2017

We fell on this place located at the end of the runway, outside of the airport! You walk through rock formations out of a science fiction movie, formed by wind erosion, keep going to the end and you will find a spring hidden down on...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Julian B
Reviewed May 31, 2017 via mobile

A good spot for a photo. Als walk downstairs. You will find a abandoned bathplace. A natural spring used as bathplace in 1843. Unique sandrocks and a great view of the island and gorilla rock. Must see!

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Kristopher v
Reviewed March 8, 2017

A place full of strange eroded formations and fascinating shapes but very little explanation on the spot, so you need to do your homework before visiting. Still the area is worth exploring.

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank Michael A
Reviewed February 5, 2017

The erosion through the time has created wonders - it's too called "the desert" due to the sandy soil.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Doris F
Reviewed November 15, 2016

Explore this place and admire the beauty of the "handcrafts" made by erosion in these hills. In the end of the course a nice view of the sea and the little islans aroud is available to enjoy.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank David S
Reviewed September 21, 2016

Walking down the hill towards the Fonte, it is interesting to see how nature has sculpted the sands, and many past visitors have carved names, initials, hearts etc. into it. The spring itself is now a tap and without a guide it is difficult to...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank jmm130
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