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The Shaping of the Cairngorms
The scenery of the Cairngorms has a different character to anywhere else in
And why? For a start, the granite that they are shaped from is one of the largest formations of its kind in the
Next there has been the action of ice on the landscape.
”It is a glaciated terrain that exhibits splendid corries, over-deepened valleys and roches moutonnées,” he says.
“Equally, it is a fine example of a landscape of selective linear glacial erosion. Glacial erosion has been concentrated in the valleys whilst the adjacent plateau has been left little modified by the passage of ice. Here landforms can be seen whose origins predate the Ice Age.”
And the Cairngorms also include the largest area of high ground in
Some superb images can be seen on
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