SD6876 : The Cheese Press Stone

taken 7 years ago, 3 km from Masongill, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

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The Cheese Press Stone
The Cheese Press Stone
Two remarkably angular blocks of limestone sit on the edge of the limestone escarpments above Kingsdale. The larger, left block is presumably the actual Cheese Press Stone and is about 3m tall. Alfred Wainwright gave its weight as 15 tons in his guidebook 'Walks in Limestone Country'. Since the rock they sit on is also limestone they aren't strictly speaking erratics despite being moved from their original locations by ice.
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Date Taken
Monday, 18 February, 2013   (more nearby)
Thursday, 21 February, 2013
Geographical Context
Geological interest  Uplands  Moorland  Rocks, Scree, Cliffs 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 6879 7618 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:10.8266N 2:28.7810W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 6879 7618
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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Limestone Outcrop  Glacial Feature  Limestone Boulders  Fell  Mountain  Limestone Scar 

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