Kimmeridge Warnings and Dangers

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    Don't...

    by easyoar Written Mar 13, 2005

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    Dangers in Kimmeridge

    The People who look after Kimmeridge Bay know what they don't like, and they aren't afraid to remind you on many occasions!

    Granted due to the state of the cliffs, you would have to be pretty stupid to try some of them (unless you have suicidal tendencies, but here's the list anyway:

    Beware of Rock Falls - there's good reason for this, I saw birds landing on the cliff side dislodge small rock falls, I hate to think what a human would do!

    No Climbing - ditto above

    No Fossil Hunting - Huh? That's why everyone goes! It even tell you in one sign it is OK to take loose fossils as long as you don't use a hammer

    No hammers - see above

    No metal detectors - just in case they have some magnetic fossils ;-)

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    Slippery when wet...

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    Wet seaweed on the rocks

    When walking on the beach at Kimmeridge (it is rocky/pebbley, not sandy. You need to watch your footing for a variety of reasons:

    (1) - Seaweed and wet rocks make it very easy to slip over (see the photo!)

    (2) - It's easy to slip down between rocks and twist your ankle

    (3) - Loose rocks tip over and make you fall, so you could easily break a limb

    It's still worth going, just be very careful when you are walking around the beach!

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    Don't buy property near the cliff edge

    by easyoar Written Mar 15, 2005

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    How long will it last???

    If I owned this house, I would be either feeling mighty uncomfortable, or would be desperately tring to sell it!

    The cliff is eroding fairly quickly and falling down to the beach. It is so fragile I saw birds that landed on the cliff wall dislodging bits of it.

    This house is much to close to the edge for comfort. Sooner or later it has to fall, and I just hope the owner/occupiers have moved out when this happens. It's quite a drop over the cliff, so it would almost certainly be fatal.

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    Be careful where you step, even on solid ground!

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    Mind your footing

    Please be careful where you step, even on solid ground, there are a lot of animals around, and they tend to leave proof of their passing lying around if you catch my drift!

    For the record, this 'deposit' was located just by the carpark at Tyneham Village (the abandoned village), and I believe it came from some sheep...

    But it is never fun having to scrape this sort of stuff off of your shoe afterwards, and it can mess up your car and leave an unpleasant odour afterwards too!

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    Be careful - Tank firing range! (and air-guns too)

    by easyoar Written Mar 17, 2005

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    A shot Warning sign!

    There are lots of signs up in and around Tyneham Village and Kimmeridge Bay warning you not to stray into the firing ranges and not to touch anything that looks like a tank shell (for pretty obvious reasons!).

    I found this sign fairly amusing - not for what it says, but because it has been shot! If you enlarge it and look carefully, you should be able to see that somebody appears to have shot the man in the head!

    I doubt this was with a tank however, it looks like a low power air gun to me...

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    Dangerous Buildings in Tyneham Village

    by easyoar Written Mar 19, 2005

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    Dangerous Buildings in Tyneham Village

    Tyneham Village is an abandoned village, and has been abandoned for over 60 years. Needless to say that the buildings there have deteriorated quite considerably if they have not been maintained.

    Some have had all the insides cleared, and are just walls, with no roof on and just as stone floor. These are safe to go inside (apparently!). Some have not been cleared however, and these are dangerous, and you should not go inside.

    A good example of one of these dangerous buildings is the Old manor House, which is where this picture was taken.

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