NZ6821 : Path above Huntcliff

taken 4 years ago, near to Brotton, Redcar And Cleveland, England

Path above Huntcliff
Path above Huntcliff
From Saltburn a path climbs up onto the steepening shore as older rocks are brought to the surface by the dip - whilst the low shoreline from Redcar to Saltburn is formed on the Cleveland Ironstone Formation, North Bank is the Redcar Mudstone Formation, and above that the top of Huntcliff is the Staithes Sandstone formation at this point, a significantly harder rock. The underlying mudstones are soft enough for the sea to undercut the cliffs causing significant erosion over the years, and the cliff top is dangerously crumbling as evidenced by lots of warning signs, and at the footpath junction visible here, a recent memorial to one who has succumbed to the cliff edge. All this rock is of Pliensbachian age, roughly in the middle of the Lower Jurassic, c 185 million years old. The footpath itself is part of not only the Cleveland Way, but also named on more recent mapping as the English Coast Path.

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NZ6821, 53 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Andy Waddington   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Tuesday, 6 October, 2020   (more nearby)
Monday, 12 October, 2020
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 6814 2183 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:35.2249N 0:56.8270W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 6818 2185
View Direction
West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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