SH7477 : Lone pine scree

taken 7 years ago, near to Capelulo, Conwy, Great Britain

Lone pine scree
Lone pine scree
The hard, rhyolite rock of Penmaen-bach is very resistant to weathering, and the present shape of the hill is very close to the original extent of the intrusive mass that is part of the extensive tract of volcanic rocks that make up the outcrop of the Conwy Rhyolite Formation (Ordovician, Caradoc). Screes developed on the steep slopes during the latter stages of the last ice-age, when glaciers had retreated but a long period of near-freezing temperatures pertained. A lone pine has seeded from the forest lower down, and dead patches mark vigorous efforts to eradicate rhododendron.
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Date Taken
Friday, 26 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 26 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Coastal  Geological interest  Uplands 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 7452 7793 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:17.0067N 3:53.0163W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 7452 7778
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