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Gloppedalsura scree

Gloppedalsura scree Photo: Carmen Cristina Carpio P. Gloppedalsura scree Photo: Region Stavanger Gloppedalsura scree Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life/Region Stavanger Gloppedalsura scree Photo: Eduardo Grund/regionstavanger.com Gloppedalsura scree Photo: Eduardo Grund/regionstavanger.com Gloppedalsura scree Photo: Eduardo Grund/regionstavanger.com
Gloppedalsura scree Photo: Carmen Cristina Carpio P.
Gloppedalsura scree Photo: Region Stavanger
Gloppedalsura scree Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life/Region Stavanger
Gloppedalsura scree Photo: Eduardo Grund/regionstavanger.com
Gloppedalsura scree Photo: Eduardo Grund/regionstavanger.com
Gloppedalsura scree Photo: Eduardo Grund/regionstavanger.com

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Gloppedalsura consists of avalanche boulders that are piled on top of an end moraine.

10,000 years ago the ice sheet that covered the area, melted away. For a period of time the massive end moraine dammed the Hunnedal river's former course, towards Veen and Vikeså, and formed a lake in Byrkjedalsgryta. The terraces in Byrkjedal at 240 metres altitude are evidence of this moraine-dammed lake. The annual cycle of frost and expanding ice broke free a vast number of boulders and rocks and sent them tumbling down the southern mountainside. This debris settled as a 100-metre thick scree on top of the moraine.

Hunnedal river and the lake in Byrkjedalsgryta were forced to find a new outlet; the water burrowed a gully from Byrkjedal towards Gilja - Giljajuvet.

Directions: Drive from Ålgård towards FV45 Dirdal and Byrkjedal. Follow signs a couple hundred metres past Byrkjedalstunet.

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Gloppedalsura scree - Photo: Carmen Cristina Carpio P.

Gloppedalsura scree

Gloppedalsura consists of avalanche boulders that are piled on top of an end moraine. 10,000 years ago the ice sheet that covered the area, melted a...

Gloppedalsura scree

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