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TQ3701 :: High Tide on Undercliff Walk

Taken 3 years ago by Paul Gillett near Rottingdean, City of Brighton and Hove, England

High Tide on Undercliff Walk by Paul Gillett
High Tide on Undercliff Walk

The walk from Rottingdean to Saltdean used to be such a calm experience, it seems now that every time I do it the waves are coming over the wall. It was not even particularly windy on this occasion
Undercliff walk - Brighton
In 1928, Rottingdean parish was absorbed by Brighton and in order to protect the coastline an impressive sea wall at the base of the cliffs was erected, initially from Black Rock (the former boundary of Brighton parish) to Rottingdean. The Undercliff Walk, as it became known, was designed by borough engineer David Edwards and opened in July 1933. It was extended to Saltdean Gap in July 1935 when the Rottingdean swimming-pool was built to replace bathing facilities lost to the wall. A final short addition to the wall taking it to the very end of the borough boundary was made later in 1935. The Undercliff Walk is now 3.35 miles long and forms part of a 7.5 mile promenade from Portslade to Saltdean. LinkExternal link
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Subject Grid Square TQ3701
Subject Lat/Long 50.801074,-0.050707 (click to view more nearby images)
Near Rottingdean, City of Brighton and Hove, England
Photographer Paul Gillett
Taken 20160109 201601 2016 (about 3 years ago)
Submitted 2016-01-09
Snippet Undercliff walk - Brighton ·
Context Coastal · Paths · Air, Sky, Weather · Rocks, Scree, Cliffs ·
Subject path ·
Tag Path · cliffs · waves · undercliff · place:rottingdean ·
Group High Tide · Undercliff Walk between Saltdean and Rottingdean ·

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