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Colchester VI th Form Fieldwork October 2001

 

Studland Update  24 October 2001

Chapman's Pool

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Corfe Castle

 

Durdle Door - April 2006  April 2007

Durleston

 

Furzy Cliffs

 

Kimmeridge Bay

 

Lulworth Cove  Colchester VIth Form College AS Fieldwork Oct 2001

Lulworth Cove  4 April 2007 am.

Lulworth Cove  4 April 2007 pm.

 

Old Harry Rocks & 24 Oct 2001

Old Harry Rocks April 2006

 

Osmington Mills

 

Studland

Swanage beach and cliffs

 

West Bay harbour engineering works Feb 2004

West Bay harbour defence works, October 2004

West Bay, harbour and cliffs, August 2005

White Nothe April 2006

 

Dr Ian West's Studland and South Haven pages

 

Studland on multimap

 

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Even on a wet weekend, Studland car park is busy.  The design prevents direct beach access.

 

 

 

Visitors are quite strongly directed about where to go and what is acceptable.

 

 

This area for boating and beach huts is likely to an early victim of the increased erosion in the southern part of the bay.  The high tide already reaches the LH side of the photo, where the people are, and may take as much as 10m a year.

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The yellow dune and first slack.

 

The minor ridges 2 - 5.

 

From ridge 5 back towards the sea.

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Ridge 6, start of gorse.

 

 

Land side of ridge 6, start of trees and marsh.

 

Working towards Little Sea.

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Transect pH results for group C

 

Soil testing

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Studland Update  24 October 2001

 

 

Just north of The Knoll cafe.  Fencing guides beach users and protects the marram.

 

Sandbanks ferry.

 

 

The main paths near the car parking are strongly managed.

 

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Near the car parks - boardwalks.

 

 

An old path to the beach is regenerating behind the fence.  Visitors get a clearly signed alternative.

 

Fences have done a good job protecting this area.  Gorse and trees are continuing the heathland succession.

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A badly trampled area where the fencing finishes.  Some signs there has been a blowout.

 

Paths exposed to the full force of onshore winds are kept as narrow as possible.

 

 

The yellow dune is under pressure from trampling.

 

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Marram grass stabilising the yellow dune.

 

Heather and ling colonise much of dunes
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A large blowout.

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Guidance for visitors spreads the pressure.  Sandy soil is easily worn down by trampling

 

 

The environmental centre is built to be energy friendly, and provides a classroom for excellent lectures from the wardens.

 

Massive car parking capacity - but it is planned so people do not make tracks straight across the dunes to get to the beach.

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