SY8279 : Portland Stone

taken 3 years ago, near to West Lulworth, Dorset, Great Britain

Portland Stone
Portland Stone
From the sea outside Lulworth Cove you can get a good view of the Portland Stone dipping inland. This is very hard resistant rock, and it protects the softer, younger rocks from the sea. It has been breached to form Lulworth Cove itself, and there are two natural arches and a short gap at SY8279 : Stair Hole, where the sea has got inside the rock barrier and is carving out a new cove.
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SY8279, 364 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Thursday, 3 July, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 9 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Coastal  Geological interest  Rocks, Scree, Cliffs 
Primary Subject of Photo
Geological Feature 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SY 8222 7981 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:37.0634N 2:15.1608W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SY 8228 7973
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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