2020

NY9283 : Aid Crag

taken 4 years ago, near to Ridsdale, Northumberland, England

Aid Crag
Aid Crag
"The gritty outcrops of the Ray Fell and the Ottercaps, which never attain much prominence in those Fells, are magnificently developed just north of the Loughs, forming the three great lines of crags known collectively as the Wannies, and individually, in order from north to south, as Aid Crag, the Lesser Wanny and Great Wanny. These grits dip south-east, and their surface slopes fairly easily in this direction; they show almost vertical scarps fringed with massive screes, facing west. Although high (1,060 feet) they have been over-ridden by foreign ice and this has left its trace in the shape of striations, on the edge of the Lesser Wanny, parallel to the scarp. There is also evidence that they have nourished native glaciers at the close of the Ice Age."
The Vasculum (1926).

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Geographical Context: Uplands Rocks, Scree, Cliffs Moorland Primary Subject: Crag
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Aid Crag [5] · Fell [4] · North [2] · Outcrop [2] · South [2] ·
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NY9283, 16 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Andrew Curtis   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Thursday, 19 November, 2020   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 21 November, 2020
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 9210 8383 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:8.9249N 2:7.5296W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 92277 83961
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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