Kilve and Lilstock Beach


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Where the Quantock Hills AONB meets the Bristol Channel on the West Somerset coast.

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And the waves from the Atlantic wash away the silt of the river estuaries and undercut the shale cliffs.

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Leaving great intertidal platforms, sections through the Lilstock Formation of Jurassic and Triassic rocks, and revealing the fossils of ammonites and dinosaurs.

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While ships pass up the channel to Bristol and South Wales, guided by the landmark church tower.

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Pictures from April 2008. More in the Somerset gallery.

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