Roches moutonnées 

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Roche moutonnées, or Sheepbacks, are longish, fusiform formations with the side that had been exposed to the ice movement characteristically flat and smooth, whereas the opposite side is rugged an has a steep slope . On the leeward side (shown in the left part on the photo) the ice has "picked" loose broken rock pieces.

Roches moutonnées can be seen at several places in Stångehuvud, for example southeast of the light house. Some roche moutonnées also has glacial striae on the surface. These have been created by stones and gravel that have "scratched" the rock during the movement of the ice.





Roches moutonnées, Sheepbacks, to the left of the beacon house.