SZ0582 : Old Harry Rocks, near Swanage

taken 5 months ago, near to Studland, Dorset, Great Britain

Old Harry Rocks, near Swanage
Old Harry Rocks, near Swanage
A National Trust sign at Old Harry Rocks, indicating that the National Trust owns and manages the land here.
Old Harry Rocks

Old Harry Rocks are sea stacks off Handfast Point (The Foreland), north of Swanage. They are formed of chalk and are classic features of coastal erosion. The rocks are under constant attack from the sea and Harry has already lost a "wife".

Sea Stacks

Sea Stacks are pillars of rock found on cliffed coastlines around the country. They are a result of marine erosion and wave attack. Many famous stacks are given names. When a stack has been eroded it becomes a stump, before finally disappearing.

National Trust

A National Trust is an organization dedicated to preserving the cultural or environmental treasures of a particular geographic region. They generally operate as private non-profit organizations, although some receive considerable support from their national government. The first such organization was the National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty, which is the National Trust of England, Wales and Northern Ireland, formed in 1895 and operating as a charitable organisation.

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Thursday, 19 August, 2021   (more nearby)
Saturday, 4 September, 2021
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Swanage  Poole  Bournemouth  Studland 
Place (from Tags)
Isle of Purbeck  The Foreland  Handfast Point  Old Harry Rocks 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 0543 8246 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:38.5083N 1:55.4742W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 0542 8246
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