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Snapshots

  1. Operator error

    Snapshot Title: Operator error
    Taken by: richard edmonds

    Image: Black Ven and Lyme Regis
    Image Owner: richard edmonds



    Description:

    A bad stitch caused by not having the camera centrally located on the gigapan head - this was my first shot ever!



  2. Recent rockfall

    Snapshot Title: Recent rockfall
    Taken by: richard edmonds

    Image: Black Ven and Lyme Regis
    Image Owner: richard edmonds



    Description:

    Rock falls and landslides take place every winter in the landslide. There are more, and they are generally larger, the wetter the weather but there is also usually a delay between winter rain and land...



  3. The Cobb

    Snapshot Title: The Cobb
    Taken by: richard edmonds

    Image: Black Ven and Lyme Regis
    Image Owner: richard edmonds



    Description:

    The Cobb is Lyme's famous harbour. A structure has stood here for over 700 years but most of the present walls were rebuilt using Portland Roach stone following the Great Storm of 1824.



  4. Cliff terraces

    Snapshot Title: Cliff terraces
    Taken by: richard edmonds

    Image: Black Ven and Lyme Regis
    Image Owner: richard edmonds



    Description:

    The 'undercliff', the area between the cliff top and the beach, is formed from a series of terraces that are created by thin bands of limestone between softer clays. On top of each terrace lies mud or...



  5. End of the wall......

    Snapshot Title: End of the wall......
    Taken by: richard edmonds

    Image: Black Ven and Lyme Regis
    Image Owner: richard edmonds



    Description:

    The cliffs have retreated by about 20 metres at the end of the sea wall which was built in the late 1950's. The banded cliffs are formed from the Blue Lias, the oldest Jurassic aged rocks.



  6. Church Cliff and East Cliff

    Snapshot Title: Church Cliff and East Cliff
    Taken by: richard edmonds

    Image: Black Ven and Lyme Regis
    Image Owner: richard edmonds



    Description:

    The old sea wall was constructed in the late 1950's and is now approaching the end of its design life. The sea wall protects the cliffs from wave attack and that in turn protects the town from landsli...



  7. Spittles landslide May 2008

    Snapshot Title: Spittles landslide May 2008
    Taken by: richard edmonds

    Image: Black Ven and Lyme Regis
    Image Owner: richard edmonds



    Description:

    This is the toe, the slipped material, from a huge 300 metre long landslide that took place on the evening of 6th May 2008. Since then the slip has been eroded by the sea but it has also shunted seawa...