SJ7720 : Aqualate Mere

taken 5 years ago, near to Sutton, Staffordshire, Great Britain

Aqualate Mere
Aqualate Mere
Or, rather more accurately, a distant view of the mere. From the north side, it's actually quite hard to get to, as the mere is very shallow generally, and the shore is marshy for a long way out. So it's a case of wade, or put up with a distant view.
The mere itself is an Ice Age relic, a large kettle hole that formed when a remnant piece of the glacial icesheet remained embedded in the till, melting more slowly than the surrounding glacier. When it finally disappeared, it left a depression in the land which has been filled with water ever since.
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SJ7720, 16 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 18 November, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 19 November, 2012
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Geological interest  Lakes, Wetland, Bog 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 7772 2036 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:46.8214N 2:19.9049W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 77880 20503
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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Mere  Kettle Hole 

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