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Another picture of the Lulworth Stairhole ... also known as the Lulworth Crumple! What you see is another cove being created next to Lulworth Cove. The breach has been made by collapsinig caves and arches. This has revealed the famous Lulworth Crumple, a complex fold formed by major earth movements that occurred in the same period that the Alps were formed.
[Courtesy of The Official Guide to the Jurassic Coast]
The rocks in this area are from the jurassic and Cretatious era, which are from 65 million to a little over 140 million years ago