Photographer's Note

Conistone is a small village in the Yorkshire dales.
The limestone pavement is located above the village itself.
Much of the Yorkshire Dales landscape is influenced by limestone.
It forms many scenic surface (as well as underground) natural features.
One example are "limestone pavements" which are plateaus of bare and weathered rock often found at the top of limestone cliffs (locally known as "scars").
They were originally formed by the scouring action of glaciers during the last ice age.
Over time the corrosive effects of rain water create deep crevases in the rock so that the limestone pavements become sections of "clints" and "grykes".
Clints are the blocks of limestone that make up the paving.
Grykes are the fissures that seperate the clints.
Walking on the 'Pavement' is therefore very difficult!

BTW - The horizon is meant to be as seen ;)

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