SZ0582 : Chalk cliffs and stacks at Handfast Point

taken 7 years ago, near to Studland, Dorset, Great Britain

Chalk cliffs and stacks at Handfast Point
Chalk cliffs and stacks at Handfast Point
St Lucas Leap, No Mans Land and Old Harry from Old Nick's Ground.
Old Harry Rocks
Old Harry Rocks are sea stacks off Handfast Point (The Foreland), north of Swanage. They are formed of chalk and are classic features of coastal erosion. The rocks are under constant attack from the sea and Harry has already lost a "wife".
Sea Stacks
Sea Stacks are pillars of rock found on cliffed coastlines around the country. They are a result of marine erosion and wave attack. Many famous stacks are given names. When a stack has been eroded it becomes a stump, before finally disappearing.
Natural Arches
Natural Arches are features of coastal erosion. They are found on cliffed coastlines and result from wave attack punching a hole through a headland. They are temporary features in the landscape, their roofs often collapse leaving stacks.
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Date Taken
Monday, 17 September, 2012   (more nearby)
Monday, 28 January, 2013
Geographical Context
Estuary, Marine  Rocks, Scree, Cliffs 
Place (from Tags)
Old Harry Rocks  Studland  Isle of Purbeck  Handfast Point  The Foreland 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 0546 8247 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:38.5137N 1:55.4487W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 05442 82358
View Direction
NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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Old Harry  St Lucas Leap  No Mans Land  Chalk Cliffs  Cliffs  Sea Cliffs  Old Nicks Ground 

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