This is a series of studies, in pencil on A4 paper, of the scars around Grassington. A scar is defined as an exposed cliff formed in the last ice age. These cliffs are eroded by freeze-thaw action, hence the scree or talus that forms at the base of the cliffs.
In making these studies I aim to bring attention to some of the less celebrated features of the landscape in this area, highlighting their unique characteristics. The names of the scars hints at how much more important they would have been as a landmark in past times. This project is not yet complete and every now and again a drawing will be added.
Cave Scar, Grassington, limestone
Care Scar, Hebden Ghyll, shaley sandstone
Bull Scar, Conistone Dib, limestone