Recent rockfall, Roseberry

Spotted this morning, it must be fairly recent. Nothing untoward, just part of the natural weathering process. Imperceivable then suddenly …

My first thought was that the enigmatic carved face of Roseberry was lying face-down but it’s actually on the lower crag.

Roseberry's Face
The rather enigmatic face of Roseberry.

An odd carving, not exactly a Michelangelo but somehow quite intriguing. The big question: is it art or graffiti? Probably post-dates the more significant 1912 rockfall which gave today’s Roseberry its distinctive profile. A much older, more weather-worn but not dissimilar carving on the Face Stone on Urra Moor is considered historically significant.

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