View to Brown Clee from the Church of St. Bartholemew at Bayton

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pedrocut on April 25, 2009

The reddish brown colour of the ploughed fields reflects the Old Red Sandstone of the area formed around 400 million years ago when situated just south of the Equator.

In the distance Titterstone Clee and Brown Clee are interesting examples of high Coal Measures and mining was carried out until the 1920’s. The Measures were protected from erosion by the intrusion of Dolerite during the Carboniferous Period; this cooled to form a strong Sill. The upland areas of the Hills also survived the last glaciation.

Diggory Venn on September 25, 2011

Hi Peter!I see sheep like the field.

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  • Uploaded on April 20, 2009
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    by pedrocut
    • Camera: Canon DIGITAL IXUS 500
    • Taken on 2005/04/14 12:56:06
    • Exposure: 0.008s (1/125)
    • Focal Length: 18.34mm
    • F/Stop: f/11.000
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash