Journal article

Coastal landslide mapping of the Black Ven Spittles complex, Charmouth

Chloe Morris, Servel Miller

Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society | Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society | Published : 2014


Landslides are not generally perceived as natural hazards that significantly affect the UK. However, slope instability affects many parts of Britain including the Dorset and Devon coastline. Black Ven Spittles is a classic landslide complex along this coastline, exhibiting some of the largest and most dynamic landslips in Europe. It has a long history of instability with significant events occurring as recently as 2008 when a succession of rock falls occurred towards the western side of the complex, uncovering waste material from the old town tip. With the beach adjacent to the landslide regularly used by tourists, fossil hunters and locals for recreational activities, it is of paramount imp..

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