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Walton-on-the-Naze

 

February 25 2006

 

 

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'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  February 25 2006

 

 

 

Three views at the Mabel Greville breakwater. On a bitterly cold and windy day the tide is only half full, but is still pounding the concrete slipway. The wind direction, from the north-east, is reflected in the drifting sand at Mabel Greville.

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The force of the wind has led to quantities of  wind-driven spume driving down the beach and plastering itself against the breakwater.

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The deserted northern extremity of the defended coast, with hard defences.

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An impressive sea was pounding the groynes and breakwater.

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The undefended Naze coastline was being attacked at mid tide; the state of the tide can be gauged by its position on the walkway.

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A new slide has developed in the northern half of the first embayment, sending a fluid mudflow towards the beach.

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Breakwater and rip rap under siege.

 

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The sea wall along the front in Walton, to the north of the pier - which is seen in the right hand shot.

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The beach huts to the south of Walton Pier

 

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A riot of primary colours behind the sea wall and on the graded, grassed slope.

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The area in the vicinity of Walton Pier, deserted in the bitter winter sun.

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