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From the lay-by continue 1 km up the road to the end of the safety fence. Here the stream swings away from the road and it is possible to park on a grassy track to the left.
 
From the lay-by continue 1 km up the road to the end of the safety fence. Here the stream swings away from the road and it is possible to park on a grassy track to the left.
  
==== Locality 14 [NY 574 989] ====
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==== Locality 14 [NY 574 989] ====
  
On the slope across the stream there is a rather vegetated exposure of the O.R.S. which dips downstream at about 20° and consists of planar and cross-bedded red sandstones with some pebbly horizons, particularly towards the base. To the right of this, and in the stream bed, Silurian greywackes crop out, dipping downstream at 55–60°. These are greywacke-siltstones and mudstones of Wenlock age with poorly developed '''cleavage'''. The unconformity between the O.R.S. and the Silurian is not exposed.
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On the slope across the stream there is a rather vegetated exposure of the O.R.S. which dips downstream at about 20° and consists of planar and cross-bedded red sandstones with some pebbly horizons, particularly towards the base. To the right of this, and in the stream bed, Silurian greywackes crop out, dipping downstream at 55–60°. These are greywacke-siltstones and mudstones of Wenlock age with poorly developed cleavage. The unconformity between the O.R.S. and the Silurian is not exposed.
  
If continuing up the valley, as the road climbs, further exposures of weathered greywackes will be seen along the roadside. 200 m beyond the cattle grid stop on the left at the entrance to a disused quarry. In clear weather, the Tyne-Liddel watershed can be seen beyond the deep valley of the Caddroun Burn.
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If continuing up the valley, as the road climbs, further exposures of weathered greywackes will be seen along the roadside. 200 m beyond the cattle grid stop on the left at the entrance to a disused quarry. In clear weather, the Tyne-Liddel watershed can be seen beyond the deep valley of the Caddroun Burn.
  
 
== [[Northumbrian rocks and landscape: a field guide#Glossary|Glossary]] ==
 
== [[Northumbrian rocks and landscape: a field guide#Glossary|Glossary]] ==

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