NZ6604 : Landslip on Westerdale Moor

taken 11 years ago, near to Westerdale, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

Landslip on Westerdale Moor
Landslip on Westerdale Moor
The heavy rain of June 2007 has destabilised this already wet area where a small tributary of the Esk drops into the Dale.
A watery landslide of peat and clay slid into the boggy area below.
It's a good illustration of a process which has been going on for millennia.

In the foreground a shaly substrata is now being eroded as a new stream bed.
This is quite steep and plainly did not offer the waterlogged layers above a good foundation.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 1 July, 2007   (more nearby)
Sunday, 1 July, 2007
Landslides   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 663 043 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:25.7880N 0:58.6877W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 664 042
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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