NJ9145 : Boulder or Outcrop?

taken 1 month ago, near to Drymuir, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Boulder or Outcrop?
Boulder or Outcrop?
One of the features of inland Buchan is that most of it is covered in glacial deposits left when the ice cap melted at the end of the last Ice Age, so lumps of bare rock like this are unusual. The question is, is it an erratic dumped by the melting ice, or is bedrock that somehow survived the erosive power of the ice?
Formartine and Buchan Way

The Formartine and Buchan Way is a long-distance trail in Scotland, extending from Dyce north to Peterhead and Fraserburgh in the Buchan and Formartine districts of Aberdeenshire in Scotland. It follows the track of a former railway line, the Formartine and Buchan Railway, and is open to walkers, cyclists and horse riders.The railway closed in 1979 (Fraserburgh) and 1970 (Maud-Peterhead). The walkway opened in the early 1990s, and is managed by Aberdeenshire Council. It is listed as one of Scotland's Great Trails by NatureScot
64 km (40 mi) to Fraserburgh, plus 21 km (13 mi) spur to Peterhead.


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NJ9145, 27 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Anne Burgess   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Monday, 3 June, 2024   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 9 June, 2024
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NJ 9165 4551 [10m precision]
WGS84: 57:29.9833N 2:8.4585W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NJ 9164 4549
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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