Saturday, 18 October 2014
Cromer's Glacio-tectonic Folds - 89 in the 100 Great Geosites of the British Isles
I was perusing io9 the other day, as is my wont, when I happened upon their article promoting the 100 Most Interesting Geological Locations In The British Isles.
Hang on a mo, I thought, I live in the British Isles. Let's see if any of these supposedly interesting geosites can be found anywhere near me.
After a few deft clicks to the Geological Society's website, I discovered that I live on top of one! Number 89, in fact.
Technically, this glacio-tectonic fold is located in the village of Sidestrand rather than Cromer, but Cromer is the nearest town, so I guess that's why it got top billing.
Anyway, here are some photos I took when I went for a swim back in July (click to embigulate):
Oh, and here are a couple of photos showing the terrible surroundings and awful weather I had to put up with at the time:
Ghastly, wouldn't you agree?