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Discovering Landscape in England and Wales

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Preface and acknowlegements. A wonderful landscape. The raw material. Making the landscape. The long winter. The sites. The Great Whin Sill. Drumlins of the Eden Valley. High Force: a remarkable cataract. Helvellyn, Striding Edge and Red Tarn. Wastewater screes: a lakeland backdrop. Diamonds in limestone at Hutton Roof Crags. Gaping Gill and the Norber Erratics. Malham and the Pennines. Newtondale: an Ice Age torrent. Hook across the Humber at Spurn Head. Alport Castles. Mam Tor: the 'shivering mountain'. Dovedale: caverns, spires and arches. The prodigious gorge at Matlock. Winsford Bottom Flash: the Cheshire Broads. The Eglwyseg Screes and the wandering Dee. Llandudno and its tombolo. Nant Ffrancon: the Ice Age's legacy. Llyn Llydaw: an imprisoned lake. Aberglaslyn Pass and Gorge. Snowdonia'a valley lakes. Harlech Spit and the guarded cliff. Stiperstones: the Devil's tors. Piracy at the Devil's Bridge. Tregaron Bog: an overgrown lake. The drowning of Solva Harbour. The Green Bridge, Stack Rock's and the Devil's Cauldron. Mewslade Bay. Swallow holes at the head of the valleys. The shrinking fens. Walton Common's mysterious ramparts. Scolt Head Island. North Norfolk: an Ice Age margin. The Norfolk Broads. The Breckland Meres. More Breckland curiosities. The Devil's Kneadingtrough. Folkestone Warren: the railway's lost property. The Seven Sisters and Beachy Head. The High Rocks of Tunbridge Wells. Symonds Yat and the meandering Wye. The slipping sides of Cleeve Hill. Cotswold misfits and the leaking Leach. The Manager of the White Horse, Uffington. Piggledene and Lockeridge. Clifton Gorge and the anomolous course of the Avon. The Cheddar Gorge: 'a frightful chasm'. The Needles. Studland Heath and the Little Sea. Lulworth Cove. Culpepper's Dish. Portesham's rock infested valley. Portland Bill: an abandoned beach. Chesil Beach and the Fleet. A coast of extraordinary landslip and great convulsion. Lynton and Lynmouth: a West Country disaster. The Valley of Rocks. Braunton Burrows: a chain of sand hills. Hartland Quay and the old course of the Milford Water. The Dartmoor tors: Cyclopean masonry. River capture and the Lydford Gorge. Hallsands: the sea's revenge. Roughtor: nature's sculpture. Fowey ria and the drowned coastline of Cornwall. The Loe Bar and Pool: Cornwall's largest lake. Glossary. Further reading. Index.

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