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Walton-on-the-Naze

 

10 August 2008

 

 

 

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'Save the Naze for Future Days '

links to local groups fighting to save the coastline at Walton

 

Naze Notes - a revamped site with good support for fieldwork - includes November 2007 surge!

The Naze Protection Society - seagull logo above! - very good on erosion history.

NAZE NEWS Digest of stories - past and present - including new revetment plan!

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The Naze Tower   

 

The Naze, Old Hall Lane, Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex, CO14 8LE

 

Opening times are: April-October 31 10am-5pm Everyday

 

Admission prices:

2.50  per person

1.50  per child 4-15 years.  Under 4 years  free

6 per family - 2 adults & up to 4 children under 15 years

12 Friend (adult) of the Naze Tower  (6 child) - all year + two guest slots

22 pair adults, 33 for a family

School groups (such as fieldwork)  .. reduced rate - book in advance. Talks available.

contact: e-mail  mail@nazetower.co.uk or phone 01255 852519 / 860151

www.nazetower.co.uk

 
     

 

A very low tide enabled easy access to the beach below the Naze Tower.  With normal low tides this is impossible, the beach has fallen so much, as seen by the lower part of the concrete access steps.

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The rip rap toe has been outflanked, enabling waves to attack the debris flow behind.

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Slumps are being eroded and soon the increasing height of the free face will result is dramatic cliff-top falls - right in front of the tower.

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Just like glacial shoulders, the promontories between the slumps have been truncated by wave attack.

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The eave-cut platform is of clay, with occasional superficial coverings of crag. Old wartime pillboxes and gun mounts will continue to give a good idea of erosion rates here.

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A gun mount stands in front of an erosion display at the highest part of the cliffs, where embayments and stream sapping also combine in cliff retreat.

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A new section of retreat is uncharacteristically straight, and comprises of a greater depth of crag compared with the underlying clay.

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The wave-cut platform may be wide, but it has not prevented some severe attacks on the low cliffs behind. Here, right, a deep incursion has been made into the wooded area to the north of the grassed area at Walton. Note the trees dying , due to lack of moisture, near the cliff top.

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The very low tide exposed old steel and concrete structures, as well as slabs from the sea wall.

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The lagoon in front of the sea wall, with just a remnant of the dredged beach to its seaward.

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Returning along the cliffs, there was a little fresh mass movement, but more striking was the expanse of wave-cut platform .. and the large container ship at sea!

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The first embayment, next to the cafe, has a growing free-face, but there is also an ominous crack in the concrete about 5-6 metres from the edge!

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A pair of views, of cliffs, wave-cut platform and container ship .. and the protected coast to the south of the cafe, from the path towards the Mabel Greville breakwater.

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Walton-on-the-Naze Essex coast coastal erosion rotational slumping cliffs defences groynes breakwaters  beach chalets  tourism  shark's teeth

 

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