The village gives its name to the Crackington Formation, a sequence of Carboniferous sandstones and grey shales laid down around 325 million years ago.
The formation was subject to compression during the Variscan Orogeny causing dramatic folds.
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very nice photo
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Photo taken in Saint Gennys, Cornwall, UK
Misplaced? Suggest new location