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Hanging Valley
A hanging valley is when a tributary valley is eroded by glaciers at a slower rate. Because of
this, the tributary valley is high off the main valleys floor and looks as if it is `hanging'

U shaped valley
This is caused when a glacier moves through…

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Snow will fall in a small hollow, and as more snow falls it is compressed into ice
Frost shattered fragments fall onto ice
Rock fragments freeze into ice at back and base of corrie
Glacier begins to move downhill due to weight
Back wall made steeper by erosion


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