Luccombe Chine Information (Geography)

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LUCCOMBE CHINE Latitude and Longitude:

50°36′37″N 1°10′39″W / 50.61028°N 1.17750°W / 50.61028; -1.17750

Luccombe Chine from the beach, 2008
LuccombeChine is located in Isle of Wight
Luccombe Chine on the Isle of Wight

Luccombe Chine is a geological feature and visitor attraction south of the village of Luccombe on the Isle of Wight, England. A wooded coastal ravine, one of a number of such chines on the island created by stream erosion of soft Cretaceous rocks, it leads from the clifftop to Luccombe Bay.

The chine in 2017; the steps have been lost to landslips and erosion

The Chine is at the eastern end of the Isle of Wight Undercliff landslip. A small fishing community existed at the foot of the Chine until 1910, when the settlement was destroyed by a landslip. [1] There were previously steps down to the beach from the clifftop coastal path, but these are now (as of 2017) closed due to erosion and landslips.


  1. ^ Slope Stability Engineering, Institution of Civil Engineers, Thomas Telford, 1991 , ISBN  0727716603 Google Books, retrieved 3 August 2008

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