SY8679 : Lower Cretaceous cliffs at Worbarrow Bay, Isle of Purbeck

near to Tyneham, Dorset, Great Britain

Lower Cretaceous cliffs at Worbarrow Bay, Isle of Purbeck
Lower Cretaceous cliffs at Worbarrow Bay, Isle of Purbeck
The recent rebranding of this stretch of Dorset coastline as "The Jurassic Coast" is not entirely accurate as the exposed strata are from a much wider timespan. This is a Wealden succession with fluvial clays, silts, lignite beds and sandstones. Much more detailed information on Ian West's Geology of the Wessex Coast website: LinkExternal link (This photo has a distinct lack of perspective, but the figures on the beach give an idea of the scale of the cliffs).
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2005
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Tuesday, 27 December, 2005   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 27 December, 2005
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Coastal feature   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! SY 869 799 [100m precision]
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