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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 28th April, 2015)

Rabbit Rocks

Rabbit Rocks

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Sony HDR)
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Comment by: Scholes Malc on 28th April 2015 at 07:34

Always knew it as a kid as 'The Rockies'
been going up there all my life, including last Sunday for the 'Open Day', and have yet to see a Rabbit anywher near there!

Comment by: irene roberts on 28th April 2015 at 10:41

The rabbit rocks! A wonderful memory of going for a walk "Up t'Cut-Bank" with my Dad. They were near to my Aunty Mary's on West Street.

Comment by: britboy on 28th April 2015 at 14:04

Strange rock formation, anyone know something about them??

Comment by: irene roberts on 28th April 2015 at 16:32

They were formed from some kind of overflow from the ironworks if I remember rightly. They used to be a much more solid shape than they are now, as if the material they are made from has softened with the weather over the years.

Comment by: Den s on 28th April 2015 at 17:26

They are made from the Slag left at the bottom of the Furnace at the end of the iron making process.

Comment by: Ellen on 28th April 2015 at 20:08

Does anyone know how they came to be known as Rabbit Rocks?

Comment by: Garry on 28th April 2015 at 21:02

Ellen, because of Rabbits.
Den S is spot on. Slag from the coal and Iron company.

Comment by: Jonno on 29th April 2015 at 12:11

Garry, refer to Malcs comment.

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