SX8979 : Fallen Norway Spruce, Haldon Forest west of Ashcombe Cross

taken 6 months ago, near to Ashcombe, Devon, Great Britain

Fallen Norway Spruce, Haldon Forest west of Ashcombe Cross
Fallen Norway Spruce, Haldon Forest west of Ashcombe Cross
The shallow root-plate is speckled with broken flints. "Sands and gravels of possibly Tertiary age and marine origin occur at 800 ft. O.D. on the Haldon Hills much of the gravel consists of more or less worn masses of Chalk flint although the nearest Chalk outlier now lies 15 miles away to the east" (British Regional Geology: South-West England). At some point this land was deemed suitable for forestry but trees falling over must always have been a risk. A map of 1906 shows heathland on this Haldon summit, with small fields and blocks of deciduous woodland on the slopes. The next map is not until 1954, showing the land afforested.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 19 May, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 13 June, 2018
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Geological interest  Woodland, Forest 
Postcode District (from Tags)
TQ13 
Near (from Tags)
Ideford 
Area (from Tags)
Haldon Forest 
Tree (from Tags)
Norway Spruce 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 8982 7986 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:36.4812N 3:33.5079W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 8981 7983
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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