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Scratchy Bottom

Picture by Ed Mitchell

Picture by Ed Mitchell

Scratchy Bottom was the location for the opening of the 1967 film Far from the Madding Crowd, in a scene in which Gabriel Oak’s sheep are driven over a cliff by his sheepdog. It is a dry valley in the chalk clifftop near Durdle Door, it is surrounded by farmland at its sides and landward end, with cliffs at the seaward end.

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A Dorset Post Card

Picture by ChicagoGeek

Picture by ChicagoGeek

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Durdle Door

Durdle Door, image by Robbie G1

Durdle Door (sometimes spelled Durdle Dor) is a natural limestone arch on the Jurassic Coast near Lulworth in Dorset, England. The arch has formed on a concordant coastline where bands of rock run parallel to the shoreline. Here the rock strata are nearly vertical, and the bands of rock are quite narrow.

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