Great Eastern Pingo Trail
13 km / 8 miles
The Great Eastern Pingo Trail is 8 miles (12.9km) of tracks and trails exploring the eastern edge of the Brecks. Please remember that dogs may be walked on the railway line and Peddars way, but not on Thompson Common Nature Reserve.
Pingos were originally low hillocks that formed 20,000 years ago during the last ice age when water beneath the surface froze to form lenses of ice pushing soil upwards. During the summer thaw, the soil on the surface would sludge off and accumulate around the periphery of the hillocks. Shallow craters were left when the ice finally melted, causing the hillocks to collapse.
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