30 Days Wild - Day 26

At Birling Gap, you can see coastal erosion happening before your eyes. The cliffs here erode between 60 and 100 cm each year, and the area is widely considered an exceptionally active site of coastal erosion. The National Trust has named Birling Gap as one of their ‘coastal hotspots’ at risk from climate change. The early winter of 2014 saw some five metres of cliff erode in front of the café at Birling Gap. This means that seven years’ worth of erosion effectively happened in just two months.

I thought a visit here might bring my 15 year old's GCSE Geography studies to life. And a traipse on the beach at low tide, pottering amongst the rock pools was a bonus ...


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