TR2638 : The cliffs of Folkestone Warren

taken 7 years ago, near to Capel-le-Ferne, Kent, Great Britain

The cliffs of Folkestone Warren
The cliffs of 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 gives a close up of the chalk cliffs. The cliffs of Folkestone Warren consist of a series of landslides, and has 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. In this view the railway line at the foot of the cliffs can be seen, as well as Folkestone and its harbour in the distance. A number of heavy showers can be seen but they stayed out to sea.
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TR2638, 48 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Monday, 8 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 11 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Coastal  Geological interest  Railways  Air, Sky, Weather 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 2627 3853 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:6.0839N 1:13.8332E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 2635 3855
View Direction
West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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