SE2333 : Eroding shale, Post Hill

taken 4 years ago, near to Pudsey, Leeds, Great Britain

Eroding shale, Post Hill
Eroding shale, Post Hill
Just above the quarries which exploited large blocks of stone, we find strata of much more friable shale, which at this point is being eroded by the combination of walkers' boots and surface water.
Post Hill woods, Pudsey :: SE2433

Post Hill is now a nature reserve managed by Leeds City Council. It consists of a largely wooded hillside about a mile in length, sloping down to the Pudsey Beck. Within the woods are remains of various quarries which were worked until the early 20th century, and there are several tracks and footpaths. At the time of writing there was a public consultation on a proposal to upgrade the public footpaths within the reserve to bridleway status, in order to make legal the already de facto use of the woods for mountain biking.

A history of the site, including the use of the hillside for motorcycle hill climbing trials in the mid 20th century, can be found on Wikipedia LinkExternal link

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Saturday, 6 January, 2018   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 6 January, 2018
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Geological interest  Woodland, Forest 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 239 330 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:47.5930N 1:38.2933W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 239 330
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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