The Dent Fault

Barbondale

The Dent Fault runs along Dentdale and separates the carboniferous limestone country of the Yorkshire Dales. from the older rocks of the Howgill Fells to the north.

The fault is particularly noticable in Barbondale (pictured above), the southern flanks of which is carboniferous limestone while the northern hillside is composed of older rocks similar to those found in the nearby Lake District and the Howgill Fells.

[N.B. Please click here for more information about the geology of the Yorkshire Dales.]


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