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9 August 2013

Walk High Cup Nick

A popular walk along the Pennine Way on the western slopes of the Northern Pennines takes participants to High Cup Nick, an interesting geological formation at the head of a valley called High Cup Gill where once a huge glacier was found.

The dramatic valley owes its existence to the presence of a layer of hard, dark, igneous rock known as Whin Sill - formed nearly 300 million years ago - and is the result of erosion at the edge of the Sill.

For more, see http://www.visitcumbria.com/evnp/high-cup-nick/

^Picture © Peer Lawther used under a Creative Commons license^

1 comment:

  1. No no no no no! Don't tell people about it! It was our SECRET!!!!