The Geography Department




18 May  2007


Walton-on-the-Naze  1998


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Walton-on-the-Naze  May 2007



'Save the Naze for Future Days '

links to local groups fighting to save the coastline at Walton


Saving the Naze - slogan above - the news and a full set of links!

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

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

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




Walton-on-the-Naze 18 May 2007




Although high tide was due within the hour, the beach at Walton town was well exposed, and provided a clear view of the defence works.

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In these views there is a display of 'hard' sea defences; a sea wall, wooden groynes and, behind, a rock groyne.

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The foot of the sea wall is stepped, and exposed by a falling beach; the centre  is just art!

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The terrace, left,  has been largely refurbished and looks quite elegant, a fitting partner to the clean lines of the beach at low tide!


A tangle of steelwork, and massive concrete,  right, marks an elaborate pedestrian access point to the beach.

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Walking down to the Mabel Greville breakwater, left and centre, shows some early-season colour, as does the drain on the sea wall!

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High water was approaching at the Naze, although there is still a wide expanse of beach remaining (the tide tables indicated a 4m tide!). There is continued slippage, but no dramatic developments.

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A trio of young fieldworkers slip off from their group to risk the concrete breakwater, slimy with weed and a rising tide; I felt I had to watch them back to safety - always a teacher!


The cliff face and the cliff steps- getting closer!

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A trio of shots of the 'A-frame' breakwater, with the centre photograph showing the concrete base on the cliff-top overhanging!

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Continued rotational slippage moves material down from the cliff face and, becoming wet and mobile, slides seawards.

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This amphitheatre continues to demonstrate mobile flows, starting below the seepage zone indicating the water-table on the sand/clay boundary.


The mobile flows have had their surface cracks frozen by dry weather .. but the whole feature closely resembles a lava flow!

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Walking back from the Naze I cam across a plethora of front-garden signs saying 'No to Naze development'. I enquired of a resident, and was told that there was a planning application in for, amongst other things, a 200+ restaurant - all using the quite narrow, private residential road .. which already serves the Naze car park.

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