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Snapshots

  1. Fault corner

    Snapshot Title: Fault corner
    Taken by: richard edmonds

    Image: Lyme Regis and the West Dorset cliffs
    Image Owner: richard edmonds



    Description:

    Watton Cliff



  2. Golden Cap

    Snapshot Title: Golden Cap
    Taken by: richard edmonds

    Image: Lyme Regis and the West Dorset cliffs
    Image Owner: richard edmonds



    Description:

    The highest cliff on the south coast of England



  3. Landslide April 2011

    Snapshot Title: Landslide April 2011
    Taken by: richard edmonds

    Image: Lyme Regis and the West Dorset cliffs
    Image Owner: richard edmonds



    Description:

    A 150m section slipped away in April 2011



  4. The same crack

    Snapshot Title: The same crack
    Taken by: richard edmonds

    Image: Lyme Regis and the West Dorset cliffs
    Image Owner: richard edmonds



    Description:

    The same crack



  5. Crack!!

    Snapshot Title: Crack!!
    Taken by: richard edmonds

    Image: Lyme Regis and the West Dorset cliffs
    Image Owner: richard edmonds



    Description:

    This crack, which extends both east and west for a distance of over 500m, first opened up in the winter of 2000 and moved again in 2007. There is still sand spilling over the cliffs below it: this who...



  6. Lnadslide.... the big one!

    Snapshot Title: Lnadslide.... the big one!
    Taken by: richard edmonds

    Image: Lyme Regis and the West Dorset cliffs
    Image Owner: richard edmonds



    Description:

    Stonebarrow is the cliff to watch; over the last decade the entire slipped area has been moving and sooner or later a 500 m section of the cliff top will break away!



  7. Active landslide

    Snapshot Title: Active landslide
    Taken by: richard edmonds

    Image: Lyme Regis and the West Dorset cliffs
    Image Owner: richard edmonds



    Description:

    The cliffs here have retreated by over 30 metres in the last decade. BEWARE: quicksand can flow across the beach, especially in wet weather.



  8. Charmouth

    Snapshot Title: Charmouth
    Taken by: richard edmonds

    Image: Lyme Regis and the West Dorset cliffs
    Image Owner: richard edmonds



    Description:

    Charmouth and the Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre



  9. Cracks

    Snapshot Title: Cracks
    Taken by: richard edmonds

    Image: Lyme Regis and the West Dorset cliffs
    Image Owner: richard edmonds



    Description:

    The landslide is slowly 'unzipping' to the west; towards the town!



  10. Jurassic Clay

    Snapshot Title: Jurassic Clay
    Taken by: richard edmonds

    Image: Lyme Regis and the West Dorset cliffs
    Image Owner: richard edmonds



    Description:

    The lower cliffs are formed from Jurassic aged clay. Here you can see the spring water flowing out at the junction between the overlying porous Greensand and the impermeable Belemnite Marls



  11. Upper Greensand

    Snapshot Title: Upper Greensand
    Taken by: richard edmonds

    Image: Lyme Regis and the West Dorset cliffs
    Image Owner: richard edmonds



    Description:

    The cliffs are capped by Cretaceous aged Upper Greensand



  12. The old town of Lyme Regis

    Snapshot Title: The old town of Lyme Regis
    Taken by: richard edmonds

    Image: Lyme Regis and the West Dorset cliffs
    Image Owner: richard edmonds



    Description:

    The rock armour is in front of Gun Cliff, which is part of a coast defence scheme to protect the old town from the sea. Behind is Black ven, which is slowly eating its way towards the town. The Phase ...