Cheltenham Badlands

BadlandsThe badlands is a striking formation in Caledon, Ontario. This patch of earth is red in colour and stretches out in the form of waves. After some research, I’ve learned that, this is not natural. It is actually the result of humans or “poor farming practices” which led to the erosion of the soil and exposure of the shale beneath it. And the red? That’s “iron oxide”.

 

Unfortunately, this past summer, it was decided that the Cheltenham Badlands would be fenced off from public access – which I think is a good thing. When I was there, I could tell that the formation was being damaged with people trekking up and down the hills and kids running through. Hopefully this will help preserve this unique landscape in Ontario.

Badlands Panorama

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