Manchester Geographical Society

North West Geography


Volume 11, Number 2, 2011

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Re-interpretation of the 'relict protalus rock glacier' at Grasmoor End,
northwest Lake District

An accumulation of debris on the lower slopes of Grasmoor End, northwest Lake District, has previously been categorised as a relict protalus rock glacier. Detailed field examination of the feature and consideration of the character of the cliffed upper slope have led to the conclusion that rock-slope failure is a more likely explanation. A paraglacial origin rather than a periglacial origin is therefore proposed.

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