The Geography Department



Osmington Mills, Dorset   April 2006




Chapman's Pool

Chesil Beach - 1998 storms  August 2000  April 2006  April 2007

Corfe Castle


Durdle Door - April 2006  April 2007



Furzy Cliffs


Kimmeridge Bay


Lulworth Cove  Colchester VIth Form College AS Fieldwork Oct 2001

Lulworth Cove  4 April 2007 am.

Lulworth Cove  4 April 2007 pm.


Old Harry Rocks & 24 Oct 2001

Old Harry Rocks April 2006


Osmington Mills



Swanage beach and cliffs


West Bay harbour engineering works Feb 2004

West Bay harbour defence works, October 2004

West Bay, harbour and cliffs, August 2005

White Nothe April 2006




Rock ribs and the skeleton of a landslip's toe can be seen to the west from the car park of the 'Smugglers Inn'.

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Access to the beach from the path near the pub car park has been lost due to landslips, which cover the head of the beach. I made it down by scrambling down via the waterfall, onto the cobbles!

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The waterfall marks the last two feet of vertical fall for the stream at Osmington Mills.

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The beach is littered by blocks brought down by the landslips ... and provide a convenient place for silicon sunbathers!


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A bed of cobbles makes way for vertical-dipping, but planet-off, strata with the Isle of Portland on the horizon.

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The foreshore looking over the Black Head Ledges and Black Head (the cliff) Go to Ian West on Osmington Bay for the geology.

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This landslip has brought down clays and sands, and, in places, this deposit has been covered by beach cobbles, that have presumably been thrown up and over the toe of the landslide.

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Last views of Osmington beach, Black Head, the distinctive landslip toe remains and the landslip of Kimmeridge clay with its septaria.

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