Crab Bay Dover, Chalk Fall

Crab Bay, Dover Chalk Fall

Following this weeks huge chalk fall at Crab Bay Dover, a friend and fellow photographer Barry Stewart, and i decided, to visit the area ourselves.

We drove to Dover and parked up in the National Trust car park at Langdon and paid our £3.00 daily parking charge, national trust members i assume would be free with your badge. On arrival we made straight for the well equipped coffee shop and enjoyed a beverage while we contemplated our walk ahead.

After we finished we made our way to the car for a quick change of footwear and gathered our equipment. We made our way along the cliff top footpaths and to the slope which zig zags its way down the white cliffs to the beach below.

This is a fairly vigorous walk and defiantly got the heart! If like me you have never visited the area i would highly recommend it. Lovely walk along the cliff tops and very nice coffee shop for food and drinks, alternatively take a picnic and use the picnic tables that are dotted around, just try to avoid the ones close to the edge!!!

Once down onto the beach below we still had a walk ahead of us to the fall site which was over large boulders and seawead which was very slippery. I was also very aware of the possibility of another chalk fall. We remained vigilant and as far away from the cliff base as possible,

Once i had composed this shot and made my way around to the fall site Barry activated my camera for me, if only i had purchased those triggers!! Soon :-)

The walk back was as vigourous if not more so on the return journey up the zig zag path to the cliff top. We once again made use of the facillities before we headed home.

On the plus side France is now slightly further away!

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