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

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 973
 Date Entered 29/01/2017
 Updated on 29/01/2017
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Geological Record
 Record Type Geological HER
 Site Access Public Access Land
 Record Date 09/12/2016
 Location Teesdale, Blackton Reservoir. Hunder Beck
 Civil Parish Cotherstone
 Brit. National Grid NY 925 171
 Altitude 360m
 Geology Waterfall at top of stream cut, steep sided ravine with fine exposures of thick Namurian Black Shales with regular interbedded ironstone nodules. Fine exposure of a thin coal seam with underlying seat earth and overlying hard sandstone strata in cliff at the waterfall. Shap and other erratic boulders in the stream bed.
 Record Name Hunder Beck. Part Two: Namurian Strata including an exposure of the Tanhill Coal and waterfall on Mawson Sike.
 Record Description This, the second of several Database records centred at Hunder Beck and its tributary streams above Blackton Reservoir will draw attention to the interesting wild moorland scenery and geology with deeply hidden stream cut ravines and distant views of the two isolated 'nunatatak' hills of Goldsborough and Shacklesbrough.
 Dimensions Unlimited moorland, see photos
 Additional Notes Details of the Shap erratic boulder, the exposed black shale cliff and lines of ironstone nodules, the coal seam, the underlying seat earth, the junipers, aspen and rowans and the lichen will all be the subject of further specific records.
 Image 1 ID 7143         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Mawson Sike and the falls with glacial erratic boulder of Shap Granite in foreground.
 Image 2 ID 7144         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description The falls are visible from a distance as white lines of water which run down the black shale
 Image 3 ID 7145         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description View of the falls from above.
 Image 4 ID 7146         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description View of the falls from above with adjacent cliff and two junipers.
 Image 5 ID 7147         Click image to enlarge
 Image 5 Description View of the falls with the black shale cliff.
 Image 6 ID 7148         Click image to enlarge
 Image 6 Description View of the falls with junipers on cliff.
 Image 7 ID 7149         Click image to enlarge
 Image 7 Description View of the falls with rowan on cliff.
 Image 8 ID 7150         Click image to enlarge
 Image 8 Description The cliff with ancient rowan and two junipers
 Image 9 ID 7151         Click image to enlarge
 Image 9 Description Colonies of lichen (unid) spots on shale.
 Image 10 ID 7152         Click image to enlarge
 Image 10 Description Thin coal seam and underlying seat earth exposed in the cliff at the waterfall.
 
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