Give an example of a granite landscape and its use
- Granite quarries e.g. Meldon Quarry
- Tourism - millions of people visit each year for scenery such as Bowerman's Nose and Hound Tor.
- Over 90% of the land within the national park is farmed. Extensive sheep farming is often used, as sheep are well adapted to the moorlands and wet boggy ground caused by granites non-permeable qualities make arable farming difficult.
- There are 8 water reservoirs e.g. Burrator Reservoir
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Give an example of a chalk/clay landscape and its
- Water soaks into the chalk where it is exposed and then percolates through the chalk to form an aquifer.
- The aquifer supplies London with water.
- The impermeable clay beneath the chalk stops water running too deep.
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Give an example of a limestone landscape and its u
THE WHITE PEAK, PEAK DISTRICT
- Tunstead quarry produce 5.5 million tonnes of limestone each year
- The cement plant makes 800,000 tonnes of cement each year
- Tourists are attracted to scenery e.g. Thors Cave in the Manifold Valley
- Intensive dairy farming is common.
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Give an example of a quarry and the advantages and
WHATLEY QUARRY, SOMERSET.
- It is one of the largest quarries in the UK.
- Local employment opportunites
- Has a study centre - around 4000 people visit each year
- Donated stone to build a cycle track in the local area
- A lot of noise and disruptions to wildlife
- 1.5km long and 0.6 km wide - a large area destroyed
- A man was killed in an industrial accident in 2008, proving the dangers of quarrying.
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Give an example of a restored quarry and its curre
- Out of town shopping centre with ove 330 stores
- Opened in March 1999
- It was a former chalk quarry restored for recreactional use
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