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Viewing website implies consent to set cookies on your computer. Full details Swaledale and Arkengarthdale Archaeology Group
Registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation Number 1155775
SWAAG Honorary President:
Tim Laurie FSA

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 721
 Date Entered 03/05/2013
 Updated on 04/05/2013
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Geographical Record
 Record Type Geomorphology
 Site Access Public Access Land
 Record Date 02/05/2013
 Location Raven Scar, Walden Moor.
 Civil Parish Burton cum Walden
 Brit. National Grid SD 9775 7847
 Altitude 500m
 Geology Deep and narrow stream cut gorge and glacially enlarged ravine estimated to be 60m-70m deep with exposed Richmond Chert and Main and Underset Limestone strata. The Main Limestone forms a sheer cliff with only slightly less vertical chert strata over anda very steep scree talus slope below. The lower and less prominent but tree lined cliff just above the stream is formed by the Underset Limestone.
 Record Name Raven Scar, Walden Moor. The highest vertical limestone Scar in the NE Pennine Dales.
 Record Description First seen in the far distance and photographed through *10 lens from Deepdale Head, the fine limestone cliff within the deep ravine at Raven Scar is not well known and deserves to be recognised as a rival to High Cup Nick as one of the marvels of the Pennines.
 Dimensions See photos.
 Additional Notes Watch this space for further botanical and tree records following a close acquaintance with this fine limestone gorge and cliff.
 Image 1 ID 4397         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Raven Scar photographed through *10 lens from Deepdale Head, Walden Moor.
 Image 2 ID 4399         Click image to enlarge
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 Image 3 ID 4398         Click image to enlarge
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