NY6935 : Bog Burst on North Slope of Cross Fell

taken 7 years ago, near to Greg's Hut [other Features], Cumbria, Great Britain

Bog Burst on North Slope of Cross Fell
Bog Burst on North Slope of Cross Fell
Deciding upon a caption for this image was not easy but it seems that the photograph shows the result of a phenomenon known as a bog burst. Bog bursts occur where intense rainfall saturates the peat of a slope, the water of which then presumably exerts outward hydraulic pressure on the ground surface which ruptures. The loosened peat then separates into blocks which are swept down the hill slope on the water that is released. The head of the bog burst is shown in the photograph. Below the feature lies the bothy of Greg's Hut beside which a number of the peat blocks landed; it escaped damage.
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Date Taken
Friday, 4 June, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 24 June, 2010
Category
Bog   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 691 351 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:42.6030N 2:28.8198W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 691 351
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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