SY8779 : Pondfield Cove and Worbarrow Tout

taken 10 years ago, near to Tyneham, Dorset, Great Britain

Pondfield Cove and Worbarrow Tout
Pondfield Cove and Worbarrow Tout
Looking down into Pondfield Cove from the cliff path at Worbarrow. The isthmus beyond is called Worbarrow Tout - "tout" meaning lookout place. The northwards dip of the rock strata is obvious in the west and east cliffs of the cove.

The cove itself has formed as the sea has nibbled along a north-south fault. The origins of the gap are still debated - see Ian West's excellent Geology of the Wessex Coast website: LinkExternal link . Eventually the sea will break through the gap to Worbarrow Beach on the far side, leaving Worbarrow Tout as an island - a larger version of the Mupe Rocks on the far side of the bay (just about visible in the distance). The Isle of Portland is just visible in the hazy far distance. The concrete blocks at the head of the cove are anti-tank defences, relics from the Second World War.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 26 December, 2007   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 1 January, 2008
Coastline/Beaches   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SY 8708 7960 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:36.9578N 2:11.0386W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SY 8718 7963
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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