Lulworth, Dorset. Fossilised Forest.
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Panoramabillede af John Willetts ARPS EXPERT Taget 11:07, 03/08/2007 - Views loading...


Lulworth, Dorset. Fossilised Forest.

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This remarkable fossil forest is 135 million years old. The primitive trees resemble tree ferns that grew in the age of dinosaurs and forms a part of the World Heritage Jurassic Coast and is a place of Special Scientific Interest. Because the area is part of a military firing range, it is only accessible at certain times.

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A: Lulworth Cove, Dorset, Invasion

Af John Willetts ARPS, 530 meter væk

In the early part of the 20th Century, many people feared an invasion by Germany. This was fuelled by...

Lulworth Cove, Dorset, Invasion

B: Lulworth Cove North Beach

Af Geoff Mather, 840 meter væk

This semi-circular Bay is a natural harbour on the Dorset Coast, part of the Jurassic Coast that  ext...

Lulworth Cove North Beach

C: Lulworth Cove West Beach

Af Geoff Mather, 880 meter væk

This semi-circular Bay is a natural harbour on the Dorset Coast, part of the Jurassic Coast that  ext...

Lulworth Cove West Beach

D: Lulworth Cove

Af Marek Koszorek, 890 meter væk

Lulworth Cove

E: Lulworth Cove Village

Af Geoff Mather, 1,000 meter væk

A small stream flows down thru the Lulworth Cove village and opens out into this small pond before fl...

Lulworth Cove Village

F: Mupe Bay, Dorset

Af John Willetts ARPS, 1.0 km væk

Access to Mupe Bay is restricted because it is situated on a military firing range. However, when you...

Mupe Bay, Dorset

G: Worbarrow Bay

Af Sophie Morse, 1.1 km væk

This is a view looking across Worbarrow Bay from Mupe Rocks to Worbarrow Tout. On the other side of t...

Worbarrow Bay

H: Lulworth Cove

Af Marek Koszorek, 1.1 km væk

Lulworth Cove

I: Lulworth Cove

Af Marek Koszorek, 1.1 km væk

Lulworth Cove

J: Man-o-War Cove

Af Marek Koszorek, 2.7 km væk

Man of War Bay encloses Man O'War Cove on the Dorset coast in southern England, called sometimes Jurr...

Man-o-War Cove

Dette panorama blev taget i England, Europe

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Text by Steve Smith.

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