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From here follow the road to the village centre. Gullying is developed at the east side of the wall that runs north across Keld Side in response to improved field drainage. Small exposures show a sandy diamicton with boulders and cobbles of sandstone and shale. Although far-travelled erratics and striated stones have not been observed, this is interpreted as a till deposited by ice that has moved to the region at a relatively high level in the glacier and only intersected the bed in the region of the Swaledale fells. The route eastward across the fell intersects meltwater channel B<sub>1</sub> ([[:File:YGS_YORKROCK_FIG_03_01.jpg|Figure 3.1]]), then continues along this channel as far as the road. Channel A<sub>9</sub>, can be seen to diverge to the southeast. To the north, Channel B<sub>2</sub> can be seen to run parallel with B<sub>1</sub>. Like Channel A<sub>7</sub> these formed without a catchment and are routed across the local watershed. However, these channels drain towards the route of the River Swale from Keld to Hartlakes, indicating that they formed after Skeb Skeugh had been abandoned and meltwater drainage had adopted the course presently used by the Swale. The critical change of direction can be seen at [NY 8888 0088] where Channel A<sub>9</sub>, heads southeast, and is dissected by Channel B<sub>1</sub> which heads northwest.
 
From here follow the road to the village centre. Gullying is developed at the east side of the wall that runs north across Keld Side in response to improved field drainage. Small exposures show a sandy diamicton with boulders and cobbles of sandstone and shale. Although far-travelled erratics and striated stones have not been observed, this is interpreted as a till deposited by ice that has moved to the region at a relatively high level in the glacier and only intersected the bed in the region of the Swaledale fells. The route eastward across the fell intersects meltwater channel B<sub>1</sub> ([[:File:YGS_YORKROCK_FIG_03_01.jpg|Figure 3.1]]), then continues along this channel as far as the road. Channel A<sub>9</sub>, can be seen to diverge to the southeast. To the north, Channel B<sub>2</sub> can be seen to run parallel with B<sub>1</sub>. Like Channel A<sub>7</sub> these formed without a catchment and are routed across the local watershed. However, these channels drain towards the route of the River Swale from Keld to Hartlakes, indicating that they formed after Skeb Skeugh had been abandoned and meltwater drainage had adopted the course presently used by the Swale. The critical change of direction can be seen at [NY 8888 0088] where Channel A<sub>9</sub>, heads southeast, and is dissected by Channel B<sub>1</sub> which heads northwest.
 
== [[Yorkshire rocks and landscape: a field guide#Glossary|Glossary]] ==
 
 
== [[Yorkshire rocks and landscape: a field guide#Bibliography|Bibliography]] ==
 
  
 
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