Defence Infrastructure Organisation

Repairing access to the Fossil Forest

A member of the Vertical Technologies team, dressed in a helmet and reflective jacket swings a rope down the cliff to a colleague.

In 2015, an overhanging rock face began to collapse, damaging the public stairway that leads down from the South West Coast Path Trail to the Fossil Forest, located within Lulworth Ranges. DIO has worked with Lulworth Estate, Natural England, Dorset Council and Vertical Technologies to repair the stairway and re-open the site.

Science, data and DIO

A wide, shallow trench with a number of deeper trenches within it. There is a wheelbarrow and several buckets and two people at the far end conversing.

This week is British Science Week, which celebrates careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). After leaving my career behind as a science teacher, I decided to pursue my passion in science by becoming a data analyst at DIO.