NZ8102 : Overflow channel below Castle Hill

taken 1 year ago, near to Beck Hole, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

Overflow channel below Castle Hill
Overflow channel below Castle Hill
An odd landscape here, as to the west of the minor road from Julian Park to Egton bridge there are two examples of cuts or channels carved along the hillsides running parallel with the main valley sides. The reason is that when lower Eskdale was filled with North Sea Ice that had crept inland from where Whitby stands today, these valleys were formed at weak points as the ice began to melt and retreat, so meltwaters pouring around the margins of the ice found escape routes. Much of the water that found its way around here added to a large post glacial lake to the south of Goathland which eventually spilled over through the area known as Fen Bogs [SE8597] and carved out the spectacular valley of Newtondale to the south.
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Date Taken
Monday, 7 August, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 8 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Geological interest  Lakes, Wetland, Bog  Moorland 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 8101 0289 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:24.9009N 0:45.1923W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 8108 0282
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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