NZ5712 : Cliff Rigg and Roseberry

taken 3 months ago, near to Newton Under Roseberry, Redcar And Cleveland, Great Britain

Cliff Rigg and Roseberry
Cliff Rigg and Roseberry
A view from Ayton Bank. On the right, Roseberry Topping, “Cleveland’s Matterhorn”, a glacial outlier, the remains of a spur of the moors eroded away by the last ice advance from the north-west as the ice, hundreds of metres thick, met the bulk of the high moors. Cliff Rigg, on the left, has a slightly different origin. 57 million years ago magma from a volcano located in what is now the Island of Mull off the west coast of Scotland cut through the older sedimentary rocks. This intrusion, only 25 metres thick or so eventually peters out somewhere under the North Sea. In places it is deep underground, in others, it breaks the surface and here, in North Yorkshire, is known as the Cleveland Dyke. This extremely hard rock, once valued for use as cobbles and roadstone, formed a barrier of resistance to the ice which had to flow over it like a rock in a stream.

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Date Taken
Monday, 22 April, 2019   (more nearby)
Friday, 26 April, 2019
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 5772 1211 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:30.0621N 1:6.6140W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 59250 11992
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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