SO1333 : Rook Wood ridge western (highest) end

taken 17 years ago, near to Trefeca, Powys, Great Britain

Rook Wood ridge western (highest) end
Rook Wood ridge western (highest) end
Rook Wood ridge is an arcuate ridge that stands in isolation, superimposed on the underlying land. It is glacial in origin, but its origin and the processes which formed it are still debated and due to its enigmatic status it is a very important feature. The arcuate form and the steep slope visible in this photo would suggest it is an end-moraine type of feature with the steep slope being an ice contact slope (where the photograph is taken from would have been under the ice of a glacial lobe). However, it is composed of very mixed sediment of sand, gravel and rounded cobbles which is distinctly stratified with cross-stratification suggesting formation by flowing melt water.
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Date Taken
Monday, 27 June, 2005   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 25 October, 2008
Category
Glacial feature   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 134 334 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:59.5749N 3:15.6809W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 135 336
View Direction
South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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