Luccombe

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For the village on the English mainland, see Luccombe, Somerset.

Luccombe is a village on the south coast of the Isle of Wight near Shanklin. There is some indication of Bronze Age settlements on the top of the nearby hill of Luccombe Down.[1][2]

The Luccombe area features some spectacular cliffs and scenery. It is a popular site for hang gliding and paragliding if there is an Easterly wind of around 12mph and it is low water, and on good days flights to Sandown and back can be achieved.

Luccombe forms the east end of the Ventnor Undercliff region, which extends for 12 kilometers from Blackgang to Luccombe, also encompassing the town of Ventnor and the villages of Bonchurch, St Lawrence, and Niton. There is some concern that the Ventnor Undercliff area is experiencing substantial coastal erosion.[3]

Public transport is provided by Southern Vectis bus route 3, which run between Newport, Ryde, Sandown, Shanklin and Ventnor.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Neolithic to Early Bronze Age Resource Assessment: The Isle of Wight, Oxford Archaeology: Exploring the Human Journey
  2. ^ Currie, C.K. 2002. 'An archaeological and historical survey of the Ventnor Downsand Luccombe Farm estate, Isle of Wight. Volume 1: historical text and archaeological inventory,' Report to the National Trust (Thames and Solent Region)
  3. ^ EUROSION Case Study: LUCCOMBE - BLACKGANG ISLE OF WIGHT (UNITED KINGDOM) , Robin G. McINESS, Isle of Wight Centre for Coastal Environment
  4. ^ "Southern Vectis - bus route 3". www.islandbuses.info. 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-04. 

Coordinates: 51°11′N 3°34′W / 51.183°N 3.567°W / 51.183; -3.567