Scugdale

I am always fascinated by the history of a landscape. Imagining what an area looked like in times long past. 18,000 years ago, in what the geologists call the Late Devensian Period, this view of Scugdale would have been a lake with the surface lapping along Barkers Crag, the long line of crags on the right (northern) side of the dale above the fields. Damming the valley would have been the glacier which covered the Vale of Mowbray.

Eventually the water level rose until it outflowed on the southern side of the dale forming a notch on the ridge at an altitude of 305m.

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