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Hi,

As promised yesterday, another image taken duing my circuit of one of the lesser known Yorkshire Dales, Crummack Dale.

This is where Monica and I stopped for our lunch. Almost at the midway point on the horseshoe at the top of the dale looking almost due south towards Austwick and the flat lands south of the Craven fault line. The cliff, or scar on the left is called Moughton Scar and beyond is Studrigg Scar. On top of the scar is a wonderful limestone pavement, which makes reducing photos very difficult as the compression plays havic with the contrast and I have difficulty in getting round this, even by using a salt n pepper filter. Any suggestions would be welcome.

This whole landscape is dominated by carboniforous limestone, which was laid down some 33o million years ago, when the whole region was covered by a shallow sea. Over time millions of tiny sea creatures died and built up in layers on the sea bed.The seas retreated and the land became compressed. During the last ice age, glacial erosion cut great channels into the landscape, and when the ice retreated, we were left with the landscape we have today.

This is great walking country, with plenty of interest and some wonderful views. The cheese and pickle sandwiches were lovely too.

Hope you like the view,

Regards,

John

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