Our eroding cliffs

October 30, 2017

 

Little by little, Britain is changing shape. More than 50 per cent of the coastline is made of cliffs, and while in some places erosion is just a centimetre or two each year, in others, such as nearby Birling Gap, an average of 89 centimetres of the chalk face is falling into the sea every year.


Last June the Sussex coast saw one of its biggest rock falls in recent years when a ten-metre section of the cliff at Seaford Head disappeared. No one was hurt, but it drew attention again to the dangers of standing too close to the edge... [read more]

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