Cassop Vale

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The hills you will climb up and down were once at the bottom of an enormous shallow lagoon into which, thousands of years ago, flowed rivers containing calcium and magnesium. A change in climate evaporated the water and created large deposits of calcite and dolomite. Deserts and sand-dunes eventually formed on the deposits and the seabed was raised by faults in the earth's crust. Cut and torn by ancient glaciers, quarried and farmed, then later disturbed as man mined for coal, the vale today is a nature reserve and home to many plants and animals.

England - North England - Durham - Countryside

Features

Birds, Butterflies, Flowers, Lake/Loch, Pub, Wildlife, Woodland
05/01/2013 - ROSE JACK

Super little walk if somewhat muddy in places, though you would be hard pushed to find anywhere dry at the moment. Our two very hardy and intrepid small dogs had no trouble and were easily lifted over the stiles.

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