SY7980 : Chalk rock-fall below Swyre Head

taken 10 years ago, 3 km from West Lulworth, Dorset, Great Britain

Chalk rock-fall below Swyre Head
Chalk rock-fall below Swyre Head, taken 10 years ago
The chalk boulders in the foreground have fallen from the cliffs at Swyre Head - more falls are visible in the distance, further along the beach. Swyre Head once projected further south and separated two bays. It has been eroded back so that this stretch of coast has been almost amalgamated into one bay. In the course of this the foot of the headland has been converted into a platform of marine erosion. The headland in the distance is Bat's Head, with its arch (The Bat's Eye). More information at Ian West's internet field guide to the Geology of the Wessex Coast.
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Tuesday, 26 December, 2006   (more nearby)
Friday, 29 December, 2006
Coastline/Beaches   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! SY 799 803 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:37.3233N 2:17.1300W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SY 799 803
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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