Spectacular ice show makes up for no snow in Swanage

Freezing temperatures and icy winds have produced an amazing display of icicles at locations in and around Swanage.

Heading out of Swanage towards Corfe Castle these images were taken by Kelly Louise Tott just outside of Harmans Cross. Safely snapped in order not to cause a road hazard, Kelly described the icicles hanging from the hedgerow as beautiful and truly spectacular.

The ethereal effect has been produced by vehicles spraying water from a puddle onto the bushes and then the water freezing as it drips down.

Icicles at Harmans Cross
Kelly Louise Tott
Icicles at Harmans Cross
Kelly Louise Tott

Studland icicle display

Similarly, on the road from Swanage to Studland another icicle display has been forming over the last few days. The reflection of the icicles in the water on the road only serves to enhance the breathtaking view.

Icicles at Studland
Caroline Abbott
Icicles at Harmans Cross
Caroline Abbott
Icicles at Studland
Caroline Abbott
Icicles at Studland
Kelly Louise Tott

The brook just off Washpond Lane

These icicles were captured by Amelia Coffen in the brook just off Washpond Lane in Swanage. As Amelia herself noted, some of them look more like bananas!

Icicles at Washpond Lane in Swanage
Amelia Coffen
Icicles at Washpond Lane in Swanage
Amelia Coffen
Icicles at Washpond Lane in Swanage
Amelia Coffen

Frozen waterfall at Durlston Country Park

At Durlston Country Park an equally interesting wall of icicles can be seen clinging from the rock face above the Caravan Terrace. As the rainwater has seeped through the crevices in the rock, it has created a frozen waterfall.

Swanage resident, Pamela Smith who took these photos said:

“Extraordinary walk at Durlston this morning: I was nearly blown off my feet by the strong winds. Especially loved the icicles on Caravan Terrace – they are just beginning to melt very slowly.”

Icicles at Durlston
Pamela Smith
Icicles at Durlston
Pamela Smith
Icicles at Durlston
Pamela Smith
Icicles at Durlston Pamela Smith
Pamela Smith

Caravan Terrace film

Equally impressed was Durlston Country Park community ranger, Ben Tolley who filmed this video.

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