The Geography Department




June 5 2004

Walton-on-the-Naze  1998


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Walton-on-the-Naze  January 1 2001

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Walton-on-the-Naze  January 6 2003

Walton-on-the-Naze  October 30 2003


Walton-on-the-Naze  January 18 2004

Walton-on-the-Naze  June 5 2004 Naze Tower

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Walton-on-the-Naze  February 2005

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Walton-on-the-Naze  February 2006

Walton-on-the-Naze  September 2006


Walton-on-the-Naze  February 2007

Walton-on-the-Naze  May 2007


The Naze Tower   


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


Opening times are: April-November 10am-5pm


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 of the Naze Tower - all year + two guest slots

22 pair adults, 33 for a family

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

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



The top of the beach steps, the hurdle fence and the Naze Tower. these will be the players in the next round of erosion.

The position of the tourist sign and the concrete roadway make good markers for the future.

The A-frame breakwater fromthe top of the cliffs. You can just see how the embayment is starting to outflank the rip rap defences.

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Three views of the upper part of the landslip. In both the left and right photographs a block of fallen material continues to rear above the vegetation, whilst the centre shows a fresh exposure wearing back towards the cliff steps!

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The lower part of the landslip is being actively eroded by wave action, hence the increased slope and its clean appearance. The right hand photograph illustrates the morass of slumped and slide material.

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Material from the slump arrives on the beach, either as a mobile flow, as on the left, or as a cliff of slow-moving slumped clay in this case. The clay has dried out and becomes granular. The concrete gun mounts are at the site of a similar process north of the tower embayment.










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Higher and lower views of the tower slump.



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Three more views of cliff formation, and failure. The centre photograph shows a scree of dry clay and sandy fragments accumulating the foot of the low cliffs nearer the north of the Naze. The right photo illustrates the cracking of the clay under drying conditions.

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A low beach, still with some of the nourishment sand intact, divides Hanford Water from the lagoon at the Naze.


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Concrete facing slabs lie on the beach after being eroded by a sea attacking it from its flanks.  Low cliffs and then the eroded beach mark the northern part of the public open space.

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