Devil's Chimney (Isle of Wight)

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Upper end
Lower end
Upper (left) and lower views of the Devil's Chimney
The Devil's Chimney is located in Isle of Wight
The Devil's Chimney
The Devil's Chimney
The Devil's Chimney on the Isle of Wight
Inside the "chimney"

The Devil's Chimney is a scenic rock cleft with steps descending into the Bonchurch Landslips between Bonchurch and Luccombe, Isle of Wight.

Its upper end is at the Smuggler's Haven Tearooms on St Boniface Down,[1] at the southern end of clifftop parkland accessed from the Leeson Road car park on the A3055 road, where there is a Southern Vectis bus route 3 stop.

One of several such paths connecting the clifftop to the Isle of Wight Undercliff, the Devil's Chimney follows a joint through the Upper Greensand crags capping the cliffs above the Landslip.[2] The path continues down through the Landslip as footpath V65C,[3] meeting the coastal path V65A at its foot.

A similar rock cleft, the Chink, is about 200 yards north.

The feature is within the Bonchurch Landslip nature reserve, managed by Gift to Nature on behalf of the owners, the Isle of Wight Council.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Andrews, R. The Rough Guide to England, Rough Guides UK, 2011.
  2. ^ Bird, E.C.F., The shaping of the Isle of Wight: with an excursion guide, Ex Libris Press, 1997
  3. ^ Curtis, P., Walking on the Isle of Wight, Cicerone Press, 2013
  4. ^ "Bonchurch Landslip". Gift to Nature. Retrieved 3 April 2017.

Coordinates: 50°36′19.34″N 1°10′51.25″W / 50.6053722°N 1.1809028°W / 50.6053722; -1.1809028