Photo 22 (Return)

The Spittles and Timber Hill, 2001. Marine erosion of the Liassic clay and limestone sea-cliffs is reactivating a series of ancient mudslides and translational slides, creating a scarp and bench topography that is retrogressing inland. Reactivation has accelerated in recent decades such that fresh landslides are beginning to be triggered within the Upper Greensand strata of Timber Hill (the wooded scarp leading up to the hill crest). Westward extension of these reactivations could in future threaten the A 3052.