TQ2610 : Devil's Dyke - Steep sloping sides

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

Devil's Dyke - Steep sloping sides
Devil's Dyke - Steep sloping sides
The enormous scale of this geomorphological feature is perhaps demonstrated in this image when you see how tiny the people look in comparison.
If you've not spotted the people, there are ten of them in the image - start with the one nearest the camera wearing a blue top just above the diagonal scar 2/3 the way down the image.
Devils Dyke
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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TQ2610, 59 images   (more nearby )
Photographer
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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 2633 1090 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:53.0273N 0:12.3296W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2621 1106
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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Dry Valley  Chalk Dry Valley 

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