NT9522 : Harthope Valley near Langleeford

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

Harthope Valley near Langleeford
Harthope Valley near Langleeford
Little has changed here since 2006 NT9522 : Harthope Valley near Langleeford
The view is to Housey Crags and Long Crags on the hills above the wooded Harthope valley.
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, 7 April, 2012
Geographical Context
Geological interest  Uplands  Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Woodland, Forest 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 9521 2214 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:29.5818N 2:4.6420W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 9511 2226
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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