Unit M27

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sandstone cliff

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The lowest part of the cliff, below the overhang, is made up of soft clay and siltstone, showing colour mottling. Above this is a thick sandstone with a sharp, erosive base. This represents the deposits of a migrating river channel,. Overall, the sandstone becomes finer grained upwards.

  • What is the reason for the recent cliff collapses?

Scale: Student is 1.6 m tall

Grid reference: 996 324

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