rolling countryside to your left has quite an interesting history...
It's an area
of ancient landslip, a process which started many years before our time.
The rolling, hummocky terrain is the giveaway characteristic and the slippage
is so significant in the Starkholmes area that the highway has moved in
one or two places.
Local Geology expert Robin Jeffcoats tells us more about landslip.
- Robin talks the talk as we walk the walk
We took a walk through time on Otober
16th. Take a look at the pictures.
started 10,000 years ago, just after the Ice Age. At this point the landscape
would have been bare with no vegetation. The ground would have been frozen
and any rain would have merely run over the ground.
would have been quite unstable because of this dynamic activity.
times a similar action has been taking place as man sparks off a catalyst
with property and highway developments.
Just one example of modern life mimicking the lands' natural progression.
path to the gate into the woods
the hill and you'll spot lots of pretty houses nestled in the hillside,
many of these are holiday cottages. Unfortunately for the owners' it's
a fact that these houses will be moving, albeit very slowly, down the
isn't too bad in this area and shouldn't be a great concern to home and
landowners but in places like nearby Castleton the landslip has been more
assertive actually resulting in the closure of a road.
At the top
of the hill you'll come out into a cluster of cottages and a series of
windy roads. Stick to the main thoroughfare and look for a wooden signpost
leading you leftwards and towards a latch gate which takes you into the