NT9521 : Climbing, Housey Crags

taken 2 months ago, near to Langleeford, Northumberland, Great Britain

Climbing, Housey Crags
Climbing, Housey Crags
There are some short routes here. The rock looks good.
Cheviot 'tors'
Long Crags, Housey Crags, Langlee Crags and Tathey Crags, and Cunyan Crags are prominent isolated rock outcrops situated to the east and south of Hedgehope Hill and Cheviot. They were formed by metamorphic changes to the volcanic lavas caused by the eruption of a mass of molten rock from the Cheviot and Hedgehope volcanoes some 400 million years ago. This eventually cooled to form the granite which comprises the central part of the Cheviot massive. This part is today typically covered by heather within a surrounding area of andesite larvas. The circle of harder andesite rocks around Hedgehope and Cheviot make up a 'metamorphic aureole' which provided more resistance to natural weathering than the surrounding softer unchanged rocks leaving rocky 'tors' that were later sculptured by ice.

Great & Little Standrop and other rocky tors to the west of Cheviot which are composed of granite may have similar origin to those of other granite areas of the UK.

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Date Taken
Saturday, 25 May, 2019   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 26 May, 2019
Geographical Context
Sport, Leisure  Rocks, Scree, Cliffs 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 9567 2179 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:29.3933N 2:4.2048W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 9563 2170
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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