HY1700 : Erosion of a headland

taken 17 years ago, 3 km from Moorfea, Orkney Islands, Great Britain

Erosion of a headland
Erosion of a headland
The Old Man of Hoy, a 130m sea stack and remains of the headland which collapsed sometime since the sagas and first maps. There is evidence of there being an arch here once. The final act will be the collapse of the stack.
Creative Commons Licence [Some Rights Reserved]   © Copyright Richard Webb and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
TIP: Click the map for Large scale mapping
Change to interactive Map >
Grid Square
HY1700, 99 images   (more nearby )
  (find more nearby)
Date Taken
Wednesday, 15 May, 2002   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 14 January, 2015
Geographical Context
Coastal  Geological interest  Rocks, Scree, Cliffs 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HY 1764 0077 [10m precision]
WGS84: 58:53.1811N 3:25.8353W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HY 1796 0083
View Direction
West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
Looking for a postcode? Try this pageExternal link
Clickable map

Other Tags
Coastal Erosion  Old Red Sandstone  HuMP  Stack 

Click a tag, to view other nearby images.

Image classification(about): Geograph
This page has been viewed about 23 times.
View this location: KML (Google Earth) · Google MapsExternal link · Bing MapsExternal link · Geograph Coverage Map · geotagged! More Links for this image
W Go E
You are not logged in login | register