The Ring, near Newtown, Radnorshire
 
The Ring, near Newtown, Radnorshire
The Ring, Radnorshire.

Just half a mile further on from the Kerry Ridgeway, over the border into Radnorshire, is the Ring. This is a landscape feature caused by the River Teme cutting a narrow valley through the landscape and one side of the valley collapsing. The resultant debris, having been washed away by the river, leaves a large bowl shaped depression.

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The waterfall, the Ring, Radnorshire
The Ring, Radnorshire.

At the bottom of the Ring is a small waterfall. Unfortunately when we visited the weather was relatively dry and there wasn't much water.

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The River Teme in the Ring, near Newtown, Radnorshire
The Ring, Radnorshire.

This is the River Teme at the bottom of the Ring, near the waterfall, flowing towards a series of interlock spurs.

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The River, the Ring, near Newtown, Radnorshire
The Ring, Radnorshire.

Looking along the river valley we can see interlocking spurs which are a number of projecting ridges that extend alternately from the opposite sides of the V-shaped valley down which the River Teme flows. Each of these spurs extends laterally into a concave bend of the river such that when viewed either upstream or from overhead, the projecting ridges, which are called spurs, appear to "interlock" in a staggered formation.

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