SZ4777 : Former course of Walpen Chine

taken 1 year ago, near to Chale, Isle of Wight, Great Britain

Former course of Walpen Chine
Former course of Walpen Chine
An initially puzzling coastal feature, with no surface stream reaching the coast here, but a look at late 19th century maps solved the problem. Cliff erosion has cut through the course of the stream that once ran more or less parallel to the coast before discharging to the sea here. This caused the outfall to move eastwards, currently by about 250 m (see SZ4777 : Walpen Chine). The stream originally ran in the near dip before turning to reach the sea behind the isolated hillock.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 16 July, 2017   (more nearby)
Friday, 21 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Coastal  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Derelict, Disused 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 4726 7788 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:35.9243N 1:20.0165W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 47318 77856
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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