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Snapshots

  1. Portland Bill

    Snapshot Title: Portland Bill
    Taken by: richard edmonds

    Image: Thorncombe Beacon, West Bay and Chesil Beach
    Image Owner: richard edmonds



    Description:

    Portland Bill lighthouse



  2. Rabbit!

    Snapshot Title: Rabbit!
    Taken by: richard edmonds

    Image: Thorncombe Beacon, West Bay and Chesil Beach
    Image Owner: richard edmonds



    Description:

    Rabbit...... with burrows below



  3. Middle Jurassic

    Snapshot Title: Middle Jurassic
    Taken by: richard edmonds

    Image: Thorncombe Beacon, West Bay and Chesil Beach
    Image Owner: richard edmonds



    Description:

    Burton Cliff is capped by Middle Jurassic Inferior Oolite limestone and the Fullers Earth clay



  4. East Cliff west Bay

    Snapshot Title: East Cliff west Bay
    Taken by: richard edmonds

    Image: Thorncombe Beacon, West Bay and Chesil Beach
    Image Owner: richard edmonds



    Description:

    Now the Bridport Sands have dipped down to sea level but faulting complicates the story as the rocks on the west side of the harbour are actually younger and lie on top of these sands!



  5. Fault Corner

    Snapshot Title: Fault Corner
    Taken by: richard edmonds

    Image: Thorncombe Beacon, West Bay and Chesil Beach
    Image Owner: richard edmonds



    Description:

    A huge fault runs through the rocks here. On the felt (west side) the rocks date back to the Lower Jurassic while on the right the rocks are Middle Jurassic Fullers Earth clay; these rocks have been '...



  6. Head

    Snapshot Title: Head
    Taken by: richard edmonds

    Image: Thorncombe Beacon, West Bay and Chesil Beach
    Image Owner: richard edmonds



    Description:

    All that remains of the hard flint and chert from overlying rocks that have been eroded away



  7. Bridport Sandstone

    Snapshot Title: Bridport Sandstone
    Taken by: richard edmonds

    Image: Thorncombe Beacon, West Bay and Chesil Beach
    Image Owner: richard edmonds



    Description:

    The same rock that form the vertical cliffs east of West Bay



  8. Middle Lias

    Snapshot Title: Middle Lias
    Taken by: richard edmonds

    Image: Thorncombe Beacon, West Bay and Chesil Beach
    Image Owner: richard edmonds



    Description:

    The lower cliffs are composed from Middle Lias (Lower Jurassic) aged sands and clays