Author Topic: Part of Lake District crag Castle Rock collapses  (Read 290 times)

alan de enfield

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A slab of rock the size of a bungalow and thought to weigh 1,000 tonnes has fallen from one of the Lake District's best known crags, its owners have said.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cumbria-46350937





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Re: Part of Lake District crag Castle Rock collapses
« Reply #1 on: 12:58:25, 27/11/18 »
Chance to put up some new routes on clean rock? It's an ill wind.

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Re: Part of Lake District crag Castle Rock collapses
« Reply #2 on: 18:24:24, 27/11/18 »
Is this the same rock/crag in St Johns in the Vale that I sit and look at from my favourite tea room on High Rigg? 



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Re: Part of Lake District crag Castle Rock collapses
« Reply #3 on: 18:27:48, 27/11/18 »
Is this the same rock/crag in St Johns in the Vale that I sit and look at from my favourite tea room on High Rigg? 

It is I think, it's the crag/rock near Legburthwaite
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Re: Part of Lake District crag Castle Rock collapses
« Reply #4 on: 18:41:06, 27/11/18 »
Ahh, yes, it will be the same one then.  Oooh, can't wait to revisit the tea room again now....erm, I mean walk in the area, to see the changes  :D


Hope nothing/nobody was hurt.


Do we know what caused it?  I know there's been murmurs about it happening for a while and it's been closely monitored for a number of years.

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Re: Part of Lake District crag Castle Rock collapses
« Reply #5 on: 19:06:27, 27/11/18 »
I'm not sure tbh but it has been a danger area for a few years with risk of parts of it ready to fall at any minute.
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