Walton-on-the-Naze Risks

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  • Walton-on-the-Naze Risks
    • Red crag - Permeable London clay - impermeable
      • Clay becomes lubricated as it absorbs water.
        • Cliff becomes unstable leading to rotational slumping.
      • Weak rock type
    • Marine Processes
      • Hydraulic action
      • Attrition
      • Abrasion
    • Longshore Drift - Transport of beach material
    • Maximum fetch from NE
    • Clay eroded and transported away creating a small beach.
    • Existing management- Terminal groyne syndrome
    • Global warming - rising sea levels and increasing storm frequency.


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