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Stiperstones

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The Stiperstones is a distinctive hill in the county of Shropshire, England. It is a quartzite ridge. The quartzite rock formed some 480 million years ago. During the last Ice Age the summit stood out above the glaciers and was subject to constant freezing and thawing which shattered the quartzite into a mass of jumbled scree surrounding several residual rocky tors. At 536 metres above sea level it is the second-highest hill in the county, surpassed only by Brown Clee Hill ). Stiperstones' 8-kilometre summit ridge is crowned by several rugged, jagged outcrops of rock silhouetted against the sky.
The Stiperstones is noted for its tors of quartzite. The principal ones are named as follows, from north-east to south-west:

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