Great East-side Sand Slopes

On not-so-touristy photos of the Rock, you may have seen the Sand Slopes. These cover around 45 hectares on the side of the mountain and contain quartz grains, believed to have originated outside of the area. The slopes were formed during what is called the “Quaternary period” when the land to the east was a dry, sandy plain and is a natural formation. it is an unusual geological sight on the otherwise rocky mount.