TR2638 : Cliff top above Folkestone Warren

taken 7 years ago, near to West Hougham, Kent, Great Britain

Cliff top above Folkestone Warren
Cliff top above Folkestone Warren
A zig-zag path descends the cliffs of Folkestone Warren beneath the Cliff Top Cafe. The path then follows the railway line eastwards before ascending rapidly again via steps to a caravan park. This view is near the top of the steps and looks along the chalk cliffs towards Samphire Hoe, with the railway line at the foot. Both the North Downs Way and the Saxon Shore Way follow the top of the cliffs. The cliffs of Folkestone Warren consist of a series of landslides, and have probably been more intensively studied than any other landslide of comparable size in Great Britain. This is largely because it is crossed by the main Folkestone-Dover railway line, which on occasion has been displaced by slipping. This has created an immediate demand for detailed studies and monitoring. The site has suffered twelve major slips since 1765, and is now protected by complex coastal defence works.
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Date Taken
Monday, 8 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 13 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Coastal  Geological interest 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 2657 3859 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:6.1091N 1:14.0921E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 2637 3859
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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