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Snapshots

  1. Nodding Donkey

    Snapshot Title: Nodding Donkey
    Taken by: richard edmonds

    Image: Gad Cliff, Brandy Bay and Kimmeridge, Dorset coast
    Image Owner: richard edmonds



    Description:

    Oil was found at Kimmeridge in the 1950's and this well still produces oil today. Several other wells have been drilled in the local area but no more oil has been found.



  2. Tyneham Cap

    Snapshot Title: Tyneham Cap
    Taken by: richard edmonds

    Image: Gad Cliff, Brandy Bay and Kimmeridge, Dorset coast
    Image Owner: richard edmonds



    Description:

    Possibly the best view point on the entire Jurassic Coast?



  3. A fault

    Snapshot Title: A fault
    Taken by: richard edmonds

    Image: Gad Cliff, Brandy Bay and Kimmeridge, Dorset coast
    Image Owner: richard edmonds



    Description:

    Here the rock layers have been cut by a fault. The hard white limestone (the White Stone Band) and a thinner bed above, can clearly be seen to be displaced.



  4. Kimmeridge Clay

    Snapshot Title: Kimmeridge Clay
    Taken by: richard edmonds

    Image: Gad Cliff, Brandy Bay and Kimmeridge, Dorset coast
    Image Owner: richard edmonds



    Description:

    The rocks are dipping at an ever increasing angle towards the huge fold, the Purbeck Monocline that runs across Purbeck.



  5. Broad Bench

    Snapshot Title: Broad Bench
    Taken by: richard edmonds

    Image: Gad Cliff, Brandy Bay and Kimmeridge, Dorset coast
    Image Owner: richard edmonds



    Description:

    Formed from a band of hard limestone within the Kimmeridge Clay. Even here the rocks are level but they soon start to dip steeply to the north (the left of this snapshot).



  6. St Aldhelm's Head

    Snapshot Title: St Aldhelm's Head
    Taken by: richard edmonds

    Image: Gad Cliff, Brandy Bay and Kimmeridge, Dorset coast
    Image Owner: richard edmonds



    Description:

    Formed from Portland Limestone and Portland Sand (below) that overlie the Kimmeridge Clay



  7. Clavell's Hard and Rope Lake Head

    Snapshot Title: Clavell's Hard and Rope Lake Head
    Taken by: richard edmonds

    Image: Gad Cliff, Brandy Bay and Kimmeridge, Dorset coast
    Image Owner: richard edmonds



    Description:

    The Kimmeridge Clay dips gently south and east at this point. Hard bands of limestone at sea level, form the ledges.



  8. Clavel Tower

    Snapshot Title: Clavel Tower
    Taken by: richard edmonds

    Image: Gad Cliff, Brandy Bay and Kimmeridge, Dorset coast
    Image Owner: richard edmonds



    Description:

    The tower was built as a folly in 1830 and has recently been moved back 25 m due to concerns about cliff erosion. The Landmark Trust undertook the work with a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The...



  9. Kimmeridge Bay

    Snapshot Title: Kimmeridge Bay
    Taken by: richard edmonds

    Image: Gad Cliff, Brandy Bay and Kimmeridge, Dorset coast
    Image Owner: richard edmonds



    Description:

    The bay is famous for shallow reefs that are ideal for rock pooling. The refs are formed from hard bands of limestone in the Kimmeridge Clay. The Dorset Wildlife Trust has a marine centre near the sli...