Hen Cliff

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Hen Cliff

Hen Cliff is part of the Jurassic Coast near Kimmeridge in the Isle of Purbeck, Dorset, England.[1][2]

The cliff runs from the eastern end of Kimmeridge Bay (below the folly called Clavell Tower) east to an area called Cuddle.[1] The cliffs consist (as at Kimmeridge Bay) of ledges of dolomite interspersed with thicker units of shale. Rockfalls are common and dangerous here. To the southeast are the Kimmeridge Ledges.

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  1. ^ a b West, Ian (5 May 2014). "Hen Cliff, Clavell Tower, Yellow Ledge – SE of Kimmeridge Bay, Dorset". Geology of the Wessex Coast of Southern England. UK: University of Southampton. Retrieved 31 August 2017. 
  2. ^ Freeman, Kim. "Kimmeridge Bay – Hen Cliff". Flickr. 

Coordinates: 50°36′21″N 2°07′44″W / 50.6059°N 2.1290°W / 50.6059; -2.1290