The Geography Department



November 3 2004


Walton-on-the-Naze  1998


Walton-on-the-Naze  July 30 2001

Walton-on-the-Naze  September 22 2001


Walton-on-the-Naze  January 1 2001

Walton-on-the-Naze  February 15 2002

Walton-on-the-Naze  May 26 2002

Walton-on-the-Naze  November 16 2002


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

Walton-on-the-Naze  June 5 2004

Walton-on-the-Naze  November 3 2004


Walton-on-the-Naze  February 2005

Walton-on-the-Naze  May 29 2005

Walton-on-the-Naze  July 2005

Walton-on-the-Naze  November  2005


Walton-on-the-Naze  February 2006

Walton-on-the-Naze  September 2006


Walton-on-the-Naze  February 2007

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



Failing Sea Defences



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Groynes at Walton; these views show their construction, and how they hold back the longshore drift of shingle.




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The beach has been lowered quite considerably, revealing the clays below, sea wall foundations and pushing the shingle into a corner of the groyne.


The large concrete blocks appear to have shifted further, a result of undercutting its foundations and resulting subsidence.


Old foundation posts have emerged in this embayment.

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The clay floor to this section of beach is now the majority of its surface area.



A detail of the defence posts and the undercutting of the concrete blocks.


One of the concrete groynes has been badly damaged, and a whole chunk removed by wave action.

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Three views of the cliff-top; the centre photograph is a straightforward view to the beach and the pillboxes, down the gullied cliff at this point.  Either side are photos of the same promontory of cliff - one showing the dying grass at the cliff edge, and the other the reason for it ... the cliff has broken away and moisture is now draining away too fast to maintain the grass cover.

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The rotational block begins its journey to the shoreline.


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