NY8129 : Red Sike, upstream

taken 7 years ago, 4 km from Harwood, County Durham, Great Britain

Red Sike, upstream
Red Sike, upstream
The red colour of rocks are due to iron derived from the rock of the Whin Sill NY8129 : Red Sike snakes down to the reservoir
Rare blue-green algae transform dissolved calcium in the water to form brown deposits of tufa on the stream bed.
Widdybank Fell Nature Trail :: NY8130
The walk starts at Cow Green car park and takes you over Widdybank Fell along the tarmac track to Cow Green dam and Cauldron Snout waterfall, returning the same way.
A copy of the walk leaflet can be obtained from:
Natural England - Moor House - Upper Teesdale NNR: LinkExternal link
There is also a geological trail leaflet here LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Friday, 19 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 20 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Uplands  Grassland  Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 8165 2944 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:39.5826N 2:17.1580W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 8165 2946
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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