Rockfalls and Landslides

Rock falls and landslides are naturally occurring events in Dorset especially along the Jurassic coastline. They can happen anytime of the year. However the frequency and impact of these can be linked to the occurrence of severe rainfall.


  • Danger to life
  • Danger to property
  • Damage to infrastructure
  • Damage to communication networks


  • Deaths and injuries
  • Increased number of admissions to hospitals
  • Potential road and travel disruption
  • Damage and disruption to utilities
  • Damage to property
  • Damage to environment
  • Disruption to tourism    

For further information on safety outdoors visit the following website

Risk Rating: Low

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