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Cheltenham Badlands
Title: Cheltenham Badlands
Description: The Cheltenham Badlands are an impressive sight in the middle of typically farm or forest land. The land here is basically an area of soft rock which has no soil or other vegetation. The red colour is due to the Iron Oxide in the underlying shale, known as Queenston Shale. The distinctive hilly shapes and gullies are produced by water eroision of the soft clay. The badlands are now maintained by the Ontario Heritage Foundation.
Date: October 2006
Cheltenham Badlands
Title: Cheltenham Badlands
Description: Viewed from the east, the badlands are surrounded by colourful trees where some soil exists.
Date: October 2006
Cheltenham Badlands
Title: Cheltenham Badlands
Description: This view from the west clearly shows how erosion from rain water has created some fast flowing channels between the hills.
Date: October 2006
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