Science Snap (#11): The Stiperstones

Originally posted on the EGU blog network. Image reproduced with the kind permission of @ShropshireWalks The Stiperstones is a famous geological landmark in Shropshire, a county known for its geological diversity. Rising majestically out of the heather and bracken-draped hills, the Stiperstones Quartzite forms jagged tors up to 20m high, features visible on the skyline […]

Blue remembered hills

Into my heart on air that kills From yon far country blows: What are those blue remembered hills, What spires, what farms are those? A.E. Housman, A Shropshire Lad XL, 1896 I’m going to make a bold statement here, but in my opinion, Shropshire* should be crowned the geological capital of the UK. *If you […]