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Swanage Beach, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset   April 2006

 

 

 

Chapman's Pool

Chesil Beach - 1998 storms  August 2000  April 2006  April 2007

Corfe Castle

 

Durdle Door - April 2006  April 2007

Durleston

 

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

 

Studland

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

 

 

Installation of new groynes

 

 

Billboards describe the scheme in Swanage, and offer the public a full description of the work being done, why it is being done and the methodology involved - very impressive.

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The replacement of worn out wooden groynes has moved to the north of the beach.

 

The scheme is being undertaken within the code of the 'Considerate Constructors Scheme'- even more impressive!

 

Contractor's containers line the pavement and one lane of the beach road.

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Another shot of the beach, groynes and works containers.

 

A newly-planted wooden groyne.

 

New timbers ready for use.

 

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Work on the beach also involves removing the concrete foundations of the groynes.

 

A wide-shot of the work in progress - looking northwards towards Ballard Down.

 

Worn out timbers are, some of them, going to be recycled.

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A section of cliff base sea wall is being replaced. The cliffs here have been stabilised and, in one place, clad entirely in stone with three tiers of beach huts and a stairway to the hotel at the top! This updates the reference in 'Tomorrow's Geography page 91.

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The rather up-market beach huts were being finished off when I visited.

 

Despite the sea wall the huts appear vulnerable to cliff falls.

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The view to the north of Swanage included Ballard Down ...and a considerable section of active landslip.

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