A huge rock measuring 70ft and weighing more than 100 tonnes has fallen from the top of a cliff popular with coastal walkers in Dorset.

Unusually, the slab of cliff has fallen as a single megalith - and appears to remain intact.

The rock is so large it's nearly blocked a stretch of beach near West Bay.

Photographer James Loveridge noticed the beach was impassable and used an aerial filming device to photograph the aftermath of the recent rock falls.

He found three large falls between Hive Beach and West Bay.

The cliff there is about 40 to 50 metres high and the rock comes up to just below the halfway mark so that just shows you how big it was. It was as wide as it was tall as well. I've never seen anything like it.

James Loveridge
Credit: James Loveridge