TQ2611 : Devil's Dyke - view eastwards

taken 4 years ago, near to Poynings, West Sussex, Great Britain

Devil's Dyke - view eastwards
Devil's Dyke - view eastwards
The sharp V-shape of the dry valley known as Devil's Dyke is plain to see in this photo. The valley was created during the last Ice age about 14,000 years ago - compare with SP9515 : Incombe Hole - main sweep of the dry valley which was formed in a similar manner.
Devils Dyke :: TQ2610
Devil's Dyke is a V-shaped valley on the South Downs Way in southern England, near Brighton and Hove. It is part of the Southern England Chalk Formation.

The 300-foot-deep valley was carved by tremendous amounts of water running off the Downs during the last Ice Age when large amounts of snow thawed and the frozen chalk prevented any further absorption; erosion was aided by the freeze-thaw cycle and the valley was deepened by the 'sludging' of the saturated chalk
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TQ2611, 98 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 30 August, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 15 October, 2015
Geographical Context
Geological interest  Grassland 
Place (from Tags)
Devils Dyke 
Primary Subject of Photo
Valley 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2642 1106 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:53.1124N 0:12.2495W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2623 1105
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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Dry Valley  Chalk Dry Valley 

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