SX8666 : Viewing platform - Stoneycombe Quarry

taken 7 years ago, near to North Whilborough, Devon, Great Britain

Viewing platform - Stoneycombe Quarry
Viewing platform - Stoneycombe Quarry
This peculiar looking object in the centre of the photograph is in fact a safely, caged, viewing platform right on the precarious edge of the quarry. It enables any curious walkers to have a safe view right into and across this working limestone quarry.

There is an information board so it is worth clambering up over the old tree roots to climb up to the viewing platform to get a wonderful panoramic view over Stoneycombe Quarry and to read the information on wild life and plants as well all about how the rocks were formed.

It seems that the limestone was formed from old coral reefs from a time when the rocks were formed under the sea and possibly south of the equator, so it would appear that there are likely to be fossils of sea creatures in the limestone rocks. SX8666 : Stoneycombe Quarry workings from viewing platformSX8666 : Stoneycombe Quarry ~ Information Board
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 6 April, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 7 April, 2011
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Viewing platform   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 863 667 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:29.3482N 3:36.2334W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 863 666
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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