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St Lawrence Undercliff

St Lawrence Undercliff

Part of the IW Coastal Trail

St Lawrence Undercliff is a 5 mile long landslide complex in cretaceous soft rocks, slipped clays and sands. It is the largest urban landslide complex in northern Europe.

The Undercliff stretches from Niton to Bonchurch and its sheltered south facing location gives rise to a microclimate considerably warmer than elsewhere on the Island. Still prone to landslips and subsidence this is an ideal location to study coastal erosion.

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St Lawrence Undercliff is best suited to older children and adults


St Lawrence Undercliff is best suited to older children and adults

Educational Resources for St Lawrence Undercliff

The following St Lawrence Undercliff educational resources are FREE to use when you book your trip with Education Destination. Some include pre or post-visit classroom work, others are on-site activities. All are accompanied by detailed Teacher Notes and some even have sample lesson plans!

Prepared by our expert team of teachers with local Island knowledge, each resource addresses a specific National Curriculum topic. Click on any image for full details.

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Include St Lawrence Undercliff in your next Isle of Wight school trip!

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