TQ2610 : Devil's Dyke - remnants of cable car pylon bases

taken 4 years ago, near to Poynings, West Sussex, Great Britain

Devil's Dyke - remnants of cable car pylon bases
Devil's Dyke - remnants of cable car pylon bases
A cable car traversed the dry valley of Devil's Dyke from 1894 to 1909, during its period as a major tourist attraction in Victorian and Edwardian times. Now all that remains are a few lumps of concrete that formed the bases for the pylons which held the cables aloft. They are seen here viewed from the opposite side of the valley (I could find no remnants on this side).
Devils Dyke
Devil's Dyke is a V-shaped valley on the South Downs Way in southern England, near Brighton and Hove. It is part of the Southern England Chalk Formation.

The 300-foot-deep valley was carved by tremendous amounts of water running off the Downs during the last Ice Age when large amounts of snow thawed and the frozen chalk prevented any further absorption; erosion was aided by the freeze-thaw cycle and the valley was deepened by the 'sludging' of the saturated chalk
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TQ2610, 59 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 30 August, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 15 October, 2015
Geographical Context
Sport, Leisure  Grassland  Derelict, Disused 
Primary Subject of Photo
Valley 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2633 1090 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:53.0273N 0:12.3296W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 26140 11024
View Direction
South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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