TG0242 : Blakeney Esker SSSI

taken 13 years ago, near to Wiveton, Norfolk, Great Britain

Blakeney Esker SSSI
Blakeney Esker SSSI
Blakeney Esker is an nationally important geological site in north Norfolk.

The Esker was made by melt water from glaciers forming a tunnel beneath the ice and carrying large quantities of sand, gravel and flint which the glaciers had scraped out. Sediments were laid down during periods of low melting rate, leaving the features visible today. This section of the Esker is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).

The Esker has long history of mineral extraction, which ceased in the late 1980s. The site also provides diverse habitats for a wide range of birds, reptiles and invertebrates.
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TG0242, 22 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Thursday, 1 July, 2004   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 3 January, 2006
Category
Natural feature > Esker   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 029 422 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:56.3296N 1:1.0774E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 030 422
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