Alport Castles


Idea of Ground-Split at Alport Castles | Mark Goodwin

after a painting by Paul Evans, before-&-after its final reworking

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To view the text of Mark Goodwin’s poem as a PDF, click Idea of Ground-Split at Alport Castles.

The Alport Castles are a landslip feature in the Peak District National Park in Derbyshire.
At over half a mile long, it is thought to be the largest landslide in the United Kingdom.
The name “castles” comes from the debris from the landslide, which has produced several protruding grit-stone mounds which tower over the valley and appear from the distance to look like castles, the largest of which (the “Tower”) from a distance resembles a full-scale motte and bailey castle.

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