The Geography Department



November  2005


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 2002

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



Naze update November 2005




Longshore drift moving the shingle strongly to the North at the Naze, with 1-1.5 metres between the beach levels. Some old wooden posts create their own beach features.

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Groynes and beach material, with the High Speed Ferry coming out of Felixstowe in the background.


The steps to the Tower and cafe are separated from the cliff face by the brambles on the right.


Beach levels have fallen far enough to allow wave action to erode the lower groyne timbers.

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Some details of the Red Crag as it is being eroded from under old wartime concrete trackways. On the right cross-bedding and is clearly visible.

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More detail from the Red Crag,  with frost wedging and possibly cryoturbation  in places, and the free face details of the cliff that is backing steadily towards the cafe.

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At the seaward end of the flows the mobile material spills over the beach before being eroded back to new mini-cliffs by successive high tides.

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On the left the underlying clay can be seen to extend at least halfway up the cliff; the red crag spills over it and cannot hold the clay's steeper angle of repose.


The gully on the right, caused by mobile material flowing away from a cliff fall, resembles a lava flow!

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