5 Steep rise

Steep climb

There is a steep slope to climb here, using the wooden steps, up to the top of Beacon Hill. Using the map, what could be causing this steep ground? You will probably receive an ‘environment change’ alert as you start climbing the steps.

 

 

Stones in the path

As you climb the hill, especially towards the top, look at the ground. You should see small angular fragments of hard rock surrounded by muddy, red clay. See photo below for a close-up of this feature.

 

Task Site 5 Question

What do you think is the cause of this steep rise in the hillside. Because Beacon Hill is:

a) A big slag heap left over from coal mining
b) Made of softer rocks than the valley
c) Made of harder rocks than the valley
d) Remnants of a volcano