Monday, 29 May 2017

Secrets of the "Runelled Pot Hole Pavement" - Hutton Roof

The beautiful "Runelled" Pot Holes of this fabulous place
Sunday 28th May 2017 - Dalton and Hutton Roof Crags 1400hrs to 1800hrs with Peter from Storth

I was recently contacted by my old friend Peter from over in Storth who is busy at the moment researching and creating beautiful little "Geotrails" publications and is shortly to do one for the Farleton, Hutton Roof and Burton Areas. He had decided to take up my invitation to come along with me and view the magnificent pavement which we have decided to call "The Runelled Pot Hole" pavement.  The pavement is so special in its geological features and in addition holds Angular Solomon's Seal, Limestone Ferns, Brittle Bladder ferns and other nice things. It is not easy to find this pavement (unless of course you have a helicopter and could view it from able) it is tucked away and well vegetated closed perimeters.

A couple of years ago I took a friend to see the same wonder and he immediately described it as "Like a Raging Sea" and it sort of stuck with me and encouraged me to write this little ditty at the time:

"To find the Raging Sea with swirls and black holes and all,
Then leave the rig, and head Norwest, you must look starboard,
And follow below those white clints.
And soon you pass that bouy upon your port side,
Soon after, steer port side and follow the rugged contour,
Clear the headland and on the swing around you enter,
That Secret sea of Raging grey with sinking Black Holes everywhere".
  9th September 2013

Here now are a few photos to try show you some of the pavements special features, although you can imagine this is only a taster because I could go on and on and on with such delights of which this pavement has to offer.

This is one of the many "potholes" that can be seen on this pavement (Click over to enlarge)