TL0219 : Kensworth Chalk Quarry Panorama

taken 10 years ago, near to Church End, Bedfordshire, Great Britain

Kensworth Chalk Quarry Panorama
Kensworth Chalk Quarry Panorama
This enormous hole in the ground in the parish of Kensworth just south of Dunstable is not what you would call pretty - however in its sheer scale and almost dazzling whiteness, it is rather majestic ! I can only guess at its dimensions, but it must cover over 100 acres and be several hundred feet deep. And perhaps the most amazing thing is that unless you happen to get to this point there is virtually no evidence that it exists.
To give an idea of its scale, have a look at the closer photo here TL0219 : Kensworth Chalk Quarry and you may make out a tiny yellow "grub" which is in fact an enormous earth mover.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 22 February, 2009   (more nearby)
Monday, 23 February, 2009
Quarry   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 024 197 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:51.9894N 0:30.8531W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 0293 1986
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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