Erosion of a headland

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Stage 1

Waves attack a weakness in the headland.

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Stage 2

A cave is formed.

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Stage 3

Eventually the cave erodes through the

headland to form an arch.

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Stage 4

The roof of the arch collapses leaving a column of rock called a stack.

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Stage 5

The stack collapses leaving a stump.

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