Geopark: Snarup

Take a walk in the past

The dead ice was left behind by two different ice advances between 18-21,000 years ago.

At Snarup, at least nine small lakes formed in depressions in the ice. The meltwater carried clay into the deeper parts of the lakes, while sand and gravel were deposited more
nearer to the shore. When the dead ice melted away, the deposits were left as characteristic hills with clay on top and sand and gravel on the sides.

The more shallow lakes were only filled with sand and today they appear as low sand hills. However, some of the hills appear to have a more complicated structure with elements such as moraine materials. The hills' content of red clay has previously been exploited as a raw material.

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