National Winning Photo 2010 – 2nd: Clouds come and go but Clay Slopes may be lost Forever

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In the area of Imgiebaħ there is a series of high cliffs with clay slopes underneath receding gradually to the coast. This remote area remained a pristine area for generations, until off-roading became a craze. For years landrovers and scramblers had a field day over the clay slopes. Erosion set in and as clay became compacted, vegetation could not grow. This speeded up the loss of clay to the coast below. However, awareness to save the clay slopes is now in full swing as all form of off-roading is now banned. The cliffs are now smiling over the clay slopes as they can now breathe freely as no more scrambling will take place.

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