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Have you spotted 'The Slars' on the Sandstone Ridge?

23/09/21
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Have you spotted 'The Slars' on the Sandstone Ridge?

On the western facing slope of Bickerton Hill, above Brown Knowl, an unusual collection of linear
channels set into Triassic sandstone bedrock has attracted much speculation as to their origins.

The causes of these grooves have two very polarised explanations.

  • One is by human intervention, ropes creating friction as part of past quarrying activity.
  • The other is by natural causes, which relates to the erosional power of meltwater flowing under ice during the last glaciation.

This article discusses the nature of their formation, though no doubt contrary views will remain!

CLICK HERE to read the full article.

Our thanks to Nick Holmes, Trustee, for this incredible insight.