Tag: Moorland

Norber Erratics

In geological terms, an erratic is a piece of rock that differs from the type of rock in the area in which it rests.  Usually these  are boulders that have been carried great distances by glaciers and deposited when the glaciers retreated.  At Norber, above the village of Austwick, there are a large number of grey…


Ribblehead

  North of Ingleton, the B6255 climbs to a height of over 300m as it passes between the mountains of Ingleborough and Whernside.  The most notable feature of this moorland pass is the viaduct at Ribblehead on the Settle to Carlisle railway.  The viaduct has 24 arches and is 400m long and 32m high.  It was…