The Dent Fault

Dent fault in 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 upper Barbondale (pictured above), the southern flanks of which is carboniferous limestone while the northern hillside (which can be seen above on the left) 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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