Stair Hole - Nr. Lulworth Cove, Dorset
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB
N 50° 37.115 W 002° 15.159
30U E 552870 N 5607678
Quick Description: Rock erosion has resulted in the formation of a 'hole' through the coastal rock face into a 'hollowed' area behind, possibly a result of the collapse of a cavern. Seen here from the viewpoint on the south west coastpath.
Location: Southern England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 4/13/2015 2:47:10 PM
Waymark Code: WMNPEW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
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Long Description:
"Stair Hole lies just to the west of Lulworth Cove and is one of the best places to really understand how erosion is shaping the coast. By standing on the viewpoint, classic stages of erosion can easily be seen including; caves, blow-holes, arches, stacks and stumps.

Behind the eroding Portland Stone an embryonic cove is being formed which helps us to understand how Lulworth Cove probably looked 10,000 years ago.

On either side the Lulworth Crumple is very visible, revealing how once flat sedimentary beds have been lifted up, tilted and twisted to form amazing patterns.

A carefully placed interpretation panel at the viewpoint helps to explain the site."

SOURCE - (visit link)
Photo of the Arch by itself?: yes

Type of Arch: Coastline

Type of Material:
Portland stone

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