Widdick Chine Information (Geography)

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Widdick Chine
Widdick Chine.jpg
Map showing the location of Widdick Chine
Map showing the location of Widdick Chine
Location on Isle of Wight
LocationIsle of Wight
Coordinates 50°40′42″N 1°32′52″W / 50.678365°N 1.547907°W / 50.678365; -1.547907
WIDDICK CHINE Latitude and Longitude:

50°40′42″N 1°32′52″W / 50.678365°N 1.547907°W / 50.678365; -1.547907

Widdick Chine is a geological feature on the west coast of the Isle of Wight, England. It is west of the village of Totland.

It is a steep coastal gully, which is overgrown with vegetation. The water that used to flow down the slope has been redirected through a pipe which takes it to beach level to reduce its effect on erosion to the cliff. A set of steps have been constructed down the chine to provide access from Totland to the beach of Totland Bay.

The Chine pipe drains water from the northern slopes of Tennyson Down.

The Isle of Wight Coastal Path passes up the steps of the chine. At the bottom of the chine is the old Totland lifeboat house.

External links

Useful info on chines of West Wight[ dead link]