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

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 971
 Date Entered 07/01/2017
 Updated on 07/01/2017
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Geological Record
 Record Type Geological HER
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 Site Description 
 Site Access Public Access Land
 Record Date 11/08/2007
 Location Bowes Moor. Deepdale Beck upstream from Pennine Way footbridge at Levy Pool.
 Civil Parish Bowes
 Brit. National Grid NY 968 154
 Altitude 305m
 Geology Glacial drift with erratic boulders exposed at intervals in the bed of Deepdale Beck. Many of the erratic booulders are of Shap Granite. Others are slabs of reddened Carboniferous Limestone or of Brockram which originate from the Vale of Eden. The Brockram is an interesting flash flood conglomerate, of Permo-Triassic Age, with angular clasts of carboniferous limestone of local exposure in the Vale of Eden. The Brockram erratics seen in the bed of the stream are moss covered but the angular clasts of limestone set in a red sandstone matrix can be discerned by close examination. No erratics other than those of local origine are present in the bed of Deepdale Beck upstream of the Shap Granite Boulder at NY96256 15183.
 Record Name Glacial erratic boulders located in the bed of Deepdale Beck upstream of Levy Pool
 Record Description This is a photographic record of a number of interesting glacial erratic boulders located at Levy Pool House and in the bed of Deepdale Beck upstream from the Footbridge crossing of the Pennine Way at Levy Pool. Each of the erratic boulders recorded below has been photographed during two separate visits, the first visit being in August 2007, the second visit on 4th January 2017.
 Dimensions See individual photo captions
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 Tree Site ID 0
 Associated Site SWAAG ID 0
 Additional Notes This is the first of a series of Database Records of the landscape and very extensive Bronze Age settlement remains centred on Ravock, a remote and seldom visited area of high moorland and on the Upper Reaches of Deepdale Beck on Bowes Moor, North of the A66 Road. For details of the origins of the erratic boulders from Permo-Triassic Rock Strata of the Vale of Eden and the Pennine Escarpment including the Brockram Conglomerate and Penrith Sandstone, see I.C. Burgess and A.J. Wadge, 1974 'The Geology of the Cross Fell area.' Institute of Geological Sciences. HMSO 75p. net
 Image 1 ID 7108         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Pennine Way track passes Levy Pool House.Very large boulder of as yet inidentified volcanic rock, Borroewdale Series perhaps, in foreground.
 Image 2 ID 7109         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description The same boulder and view westward up Deepdale.
 Image 3 ID 7110         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description Deepdale Beck upstream from the Pennine Way footbridge.
 Image 4 ID 7111         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description  Earthfast boulder of Shap Granite, one of two, in pasture close to Levy Pool House
 Image 5 ID 7113         Click image to enlarge
 Image 5 Description Earthfast boulder of Shap Granite, second of two, in pasture close to Levy Pool House
 Image 6 ID 7114         Click image to enlarge
 Image 6 Description Moss covered slab of Permo-triassic rock in Deepdale Beck. Probably Brockram.
 Image 7 ID 7115         Click image to enlarge
 Image 7 Description Small boulder of waterworn limestone in Beck. Local origin.
 Image 8 ID 7116         Click image to enlarge
 Image 8 Description Small Shap erratic in the Beck.
 Image 9 ID 7117         Click image to enlarge
 Image 9 Description Small Shap erratic in the Beck.
 Image 10 ID 7120         Click image to enlarge
 Image 10 Description Large boulder of Shap Granite in soth bank of Deepdale Beck
 Image 11 ID 7121
 Image 11 Description Deepdale Beck,small slab of Brockram, moss covered.
 Image 12 ID 7122
 Image 12 Description Detail of last
 Image 13 ID 7124
 Image 13 Description Small cliff with black algal colonies, lichen and mosses
 Image 14 ID 7127
 Image 14 Description Detail of the algae and mosses
 Image 15 ID 7131
 Image 15 Description View upstream towards Ravock.
 Image 16 ID 7130
 Image 16 Description Shap erratic at limit of the enclosed pastures
 Image 17 ID 7123
 Image 17 Description Small Shap erratic in the beck at NY96256 15183. Note. NO erratics other than of local origin upstream of this boulder.
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