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Registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation Number 1155775
SWAAG Honorary President:
Tim Laurie FSA

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 807
 Date Entered 08/05/2014
 Updated on 08/05/2014
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Geological Record
 Record Type Geomorphology
 SWAAG Site Name 
 Site Type 
 Site Name 
 Site Description 
 Site Access Public Access Land
 Record Date 04/05/2014
 Location Gammersgill Moor
 Civil Parish Carlton Town
 Brit. National Grid SE 022 828
 Altitude 445m
 Geology Glacial till over Richmond Chert strata.
 Record Name Harland Hill a glaciated landform with isolated drumlins well above 400m elevation.
 Record Description North and South Tarn Hills below Harland Hill are isolated drumlins at an elevation of 440m. Harland Hill itself has a very elegant glacial profile when viewed from the south. See photographs.
 Dimensions See photos
 Geographical area 
 Scientific Name 
 Common / Notable Species 
 Tree and / or Stem Girth 
 Tree: Position / Form / Status 
 Tree Site ID 0
 Associated Site SWAAG ID 0
 Additional Notes This record supports the fact that glacial drumlins are present on the uppermost Dale Sides and on the High Pennine Plateau above 400m. When relatively small and isolated, these glacial mounds can readily be readily mistaken for round barrows
 Image 1 ID 5398         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description An isolated mound of glacial origin, one of several similar drumlin mounds at 440m elevation at South Tarn Hills.
 Image 2 ID 5399         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description Harland Hill viewed from North Tarn Hills, this hill is formed by glacial ice flow from Namurian sandstones, with an extremely elegant glaciated profile.
 Image 3 ID 5400         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description A drumlin surmounted by a drystone wall at North Tarn Hills
 Image 4 ID 5401         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description A second drumlin surmounted by a drystone wall at North Tarn Hills
 Image 5 ID 5402         Click image to enlarge
 Image 5 Description Cumma Gill, an enlarged meltwater channel. Viewed from the lead mine workings at the western end.
 Image 6 ID 5403         Click image to enlarge
 Image 6 Description Cumma Gill with its insignificant stream, once a raging torrent of seasonal meltwater.
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