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Coastal Protection at Swanage

Coastal Protection at SwanageWeek 6 of our Dig Deeper series is the third in the series by geology expert, Alan Holiday on the topic of coastal defences, with its focus on Coastal Protection at Swanage.

Situated to the East of Purbeck and South of Poole and therefore part of England’s beautiful Jurassic Coastline, Swanage Bay tells its own geological story with its characteristic chalk and limestone rock types along with sandstone and clay.

Alan shows how the geology and other factors at Swanage Bay have led to landslides and what – and importantly – when protective measures have been put in place to help reduce the risk of further landslides.

Previously, Alan introduced us to the geology and protective measures that have been put in place at Lyme Regis and Weymouth areas, which you can catch up with in the Dig Deeper section.

PDF iconDelve into Alan’s Coastal Protection at Swanage presentation now.

Author: Helen Connolly

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