Blakey Topping, viewed from the south-east

Viewed from Thompson’s Rigg, Blakey Topping looks almost conical. From the south-west, it’s a humpback hill. Supposedly built by the giant Wade after an argument with his wife. In a fit of temper, he scooped up a handful of earth, thereby creating the Hole of Horcum, and threw it at her but missed. Blakey Topping was created as a result. He must have had another go with the earth landing directly on top of the first, for modern geology tells us the Topping is layered. A lower level of mudstone capped by sandstone. Blakey Topping is a National Trust property lying north of Dalby Forest.
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