NY9026 : Holwick Scars loom from the mist

taken 8 years ago, near to Holwick, County Durham, Great Britain

Holwick Scars loom from the mist
Holwick Scars loom from the mist
Like a lot of the prominent scenery in Upper Teesdale, Holwick Scars are formed from the Whin Sill, a large-scale intrusion of igneous rock between softer sedimentary layers. The crags face Northeast, and are always rather cold and damp. Rock climbing does take place here in the summer, although there is a history of difficult access. The crags are dominated by vertical cracks, formed on joints which in turn were created by tension in the rock as it shrunk during cooling after intrusion.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 21 January, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 21 January, 2010
Category
Rock Feature > Crags   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 9030 2697 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:38.2653N 2:9.1079W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 9052 2694
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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