HP6409 : Keen of Hamar

3 km from Clibberswick, Shetland Islands, Great Britain

Keen of Hamar
Keen of Hamar
I think that this looks like the closest thing to a desert in the British Isles. It is serpentinite, an ultramafic rock of the Unst ophiolite, and although very little can grow in the poor soil, many of the plants which do grow there are rare or unique to Unst.
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Wednesday, 17 May, 2006   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 6 June, 2006
Nature reserve > Nature Reserve   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! HP 645 097 [100m precision]
WGS84: 60:45.9270N 0:49.0363W
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OSGB36: geotagged! HP 644 097
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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