The Cliffs of Dorset

By Zoe Smith, United Kingdom, December 2012

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You’ll likely remember the famous white cliffs of Dover, but head west along England’s southern coast and you’ll find another spectacular stretch of cliffs in Dorset. Nicknamed the Jurassic Coast, the geological wonder was England’s first UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site and remains one of the most dramatic stretches of coastline in England.

Spanning 153km (95 mile) from Exmouth in East Devon to Old Harry Rocks at Dorset’s Studland Bay, the cliffs of Dorset encompass the highest cliff of the south coast – the 191 meter (627 foot) Golden Cap – but it’s not just the vistas that are awe-inspiring. The Jurassic Coast is a geological marvel, unveiling fossils that map out a mind-blowing 185 million years of history.

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