Cliff erosion and landslips
All the excess rain we have had during the last year has resulted in more cliff erosion than usual. The South-west coast path, which celebrates it's 40th birthday this year stretches 630 miles (1013km) from Poole down to Land's End and back up to Bridgewater. There are usually 2 or 3 landslips a year, but this year between November 2012- January 2013 there have been 21.
This is the cliff closest to where I live, we often walk here and during the winter a few more feet have disappeared. It has made us extra careful walking above or below the cliffs.
Even the sign has fallen down the cliff!
In Lyme Regis some of the holiday beach chalets worth over £200,000 have been demolished as they have become unstable. It must have been such a shock for the owners luckily no one was hurt.
|Beach and cliff at Eype|
The chalet below is at Eype (meaning steep place) a bit further along the coast, the garden is gradually disappearing! The views from here however must be amazing.
Do you remember me telling you about the birds being rescued a few weeks ago - see here. Those that survived were released back into the wild last week - a wonderful sight to behold.
|Image taken from Dorset Echo|
Has the recent weather caused any long term problems where you live ?