19: East Sussex Local Geological Sites - Coastal Section Ecclesbourne Glen to Fairlight Cove

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East Sussex Local Geological Sites - Coastal Section Ecclesbourne Glen to Fairlight Cove

Cliffs up to 30 m high and subject to landslips east of Lee Ness Ledge. Within the lower Ashdown mudstones and siltstones is the massive Lee Ness Sandstone (3 m thick) dipping to the left (west) on the SW limb of the Fairlight Anticline. Beneath the main sandstone is a silty sandstone 2m thick and beneath this is silty mudstone. Dinosaur footprints are often found at the base of the Lee Ness Sandstone. Cliffs in the background rise up to 85 m.
Photograph taken: 16/04/2011
Grid ref TQ86921110
Direction NW

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