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.

Note the steep shale layer below the clay and peat.
When water and clay lubricates this, there is little to stop the land slipping down the slope.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 1 July, 2007   (more nearby)
Sunday, 1 July, 2007
Landslides   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 664 043 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:25.7878N 0:58.6600W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 664 043
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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