England’s must-see coastal icon

Welcome to the dramatic rock formation that is Durdle Door in Dorset, England.

Going for a Sunday walk is one of the quintessential English pastimes, and a perfect way to spend a crisp, winter’s day.

And they don’t come much more dramatic than this: a stroll in the shadows cast by the mighty Durdle Door, a massive arch of limestone on Dorset’s World Heritage listed Jurassic Coast.

The arch was formed over millions of years as softer rock was eroded away to leave the hard limestone arch. Eventually the arch will collapse to form a pillar of rock, just like our very own Twelve Apostles in Victoria.

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This article appeared in issue 22


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