Devils Kneading Trough
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This spectacular scenery was originally formed about 100,000 BC when upward earth movements produced a dome which was subsequently eroded to create the Downs. The hills are characterised by steep-sided dry valleys of which the Devil s Kneading Trough is the largest and most famous. Continual freezing and thawing of the soil during the later glacial period caused the thawed mud to ooze slowly downhill like ‘porridge to form this dramatic valley.