SO2121 : Landslip at Darren

taken 10 years ago, near to Tretower, Powys, Great Britain

Landslip at Darren
Landslip at Darren
The lower slopes of Pen Cerrig-calch are formed from the Brownstones Formation -mixed layers of sandstones and mudstones. The dramatic scar called Darren is the result of a huge mass of these rocks sliding down as much as several hundred metres (laterally) into the valley. It probably happened at the end of the last Ice Age when the over-steepened shoulder of the hill, no longer supported by ice, was no longer able to support itself. The fact that all the rock strata hereabouts dips southwards probably contributed.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 18 March, 2007   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 18 March, 2007
Category
Landslides   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 213 211 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:53.0164N 3:8.6714W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 212 212
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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