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Goring "Gap" - Glacial passage

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Hidden : 8/14/2010
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: other (other)

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You don’t have to go into the mountains to see evidence of glaciations. The Thames hasn’t always followed the path it does today. The view of the Thames as seen from this viewpoint is relatively new (geologically speaking). The Thames would not have passed through Goring. It never reached Oxford or London but passed through St Albans and Ipswich. The ancient river is known as proto-Thames.

During the last Ice Age about 110,000 years ago, the glacial advance had the effect of pushing the course of the river gradually southward. As Glacial ice started to melt it caused mass movement of water. The water was blocked by ice sheets and therefore made new “gaps” or valleys through the soft chalk.


Map of the hills

Validating your find,
1. Upload a photo of you or your GPS at GZ with goring in the background.
2. Upload a cross section sketch of the Thames at Goring and the surrounding hills. The recommended place is at the top of the hill to the NE of Streatley which is at the coords above.
3. E-mail through my profile why you think the glacier broke through here. Please include with your answer, your caching name (e.g. metal-bijou) and your email address.

Don't worry about waiting for a reply before you log, in the very unlikely event that your answer is wrong I'll let you know so you can revise your answer or turn your smiley to a note.

Goring gap from Lardon Chase on a snowy day


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Kind permission is given by the National Trust to have the above coords as the recommended spot for this earthcache.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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