NT9622 : Langlee Crags

taken 10 years ago, near to Langleeford, Northumberland, Great Britain

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Langlee Crags
Langlee Crags
Standing on the east rocky tor of Langlee Crags looking towards the west tor. Housey Crags can be seen just above the foreground rocks with the rocky plateau of Long Crags to its left. Hedgehope and Cheviot Hills are behind.
Cheviot 'tors' :: NT9521

Long Crags, Housey Crags, Langlee Crags and Tathey Crags, and Cunyan Crags are prominent isolated rock outcrops situated to the east and south of Hedgehope Hill and Cheviot. They were formed by metamorphic changes to the volcanic lavas caused by the eruption of a mass of molten rock from the Cheviot and Hedgehope volcanoes some 400 million years ago. This eventually cooled to form the granite which comprises the central part of the Cheviot massive. This part is today typically covered by heather within a surrounding area of andesite larvas. The circle of harder andesite rocks around Hedgehope and Cheviot make up a 'metamorphic aureole' which provided more resistance to natural weathering than the surrounding softer unchanged rocks leaving rocky 'tors' that were later sculptured by ice.

Great & Little Standrop and other rocky tors to the west of Cheviot which are composed of granite may have similar origin to those of other granite areas of the UK.

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Date Taken
Friday, 30 March, 2012   (more nearby)
Saturday, 31 March, 2012
Geographical Context
Uplands  Moorland  Rocks, Scree, Cliffs 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 9659 2213 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:29.5771N 2:3.3315W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 9664 2218
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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