Excursion Guide to the Geomorphology of the Howgill Fells
- Paperback (BC)
- 22 Jun 2017
- Dunedin Academic Press
- 128 pages - 230x133mm
‘The Howgill Fells represent one of the most erosionally active landscapes of Britain. Whilst the area has been heavily glaciated, it is its post-glacial terrain that is exceptional. The soft rocks have been eroded by meltwaters into a network of deep erosional gullies. All formed in the last few thousand years, some have now stabilised whilst others are still very active.
The active gullies carry large amounts of sediment that collect to form alluvial fans along with braided streams within complex channels. These gullies are contrasted with those that are inactive and stable.
The book is arranged in two parts. The first part comprises thematic chapters that cover topics such as the solid geology, glaciation. drainage evolution, the Holocene landforms and the modem geomorphic system. All the chapters are well illustrated with maps, diagrams and excellent photographs.
The second part comprises a series of excursions that cover the periphery and also the interior of the Howgill Fells. By their very nature, The Howgill Fells comprise rough walking country and so the walks have been carefully chosen with safety in mind. The first itinerary can be undertaken by car with a series of short walks. The other itineraries can be undertaken from convenient parking places.
A great addition to your bookshelf!’
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