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Ålgård

Gloppedalsura scree

  • Gloppedal, Gjesdal
  • 51 85 92 00
  •  /  km From You
Overview

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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Gjesdal, Norway
The latitude and longitude
58° 46' 12" N / 6° 17' 14" E
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