The Lake District, an example of a place with Glacial Landforms
Approximately two million years ago, the Lake District was a mountainous area with intersecting river valleys. Colder periods followed which led to ice ages. During these colder periods ice flowed out from the central core, following the river valleys, deepening and widening them, and depositing streamlined till and other depositional features on the lower land. This makes the Lake District a great example of a place with glacial landforms.
The Central Lake District has mountains and ridges cut by wide, steep-sided ‘U' shaped valleys often occupied by ribbon lakes such as Windemere. Langdale is a spectacular U shaped valley, with large lateral moraines running up the sides.
The Easedale valley has a number of moraine features including recessional and ground moraines. Further South East, the area around Kendal has some spectacular drumlins. Kendal Castle is actually built on top of a drumlin!
Above - Drumlins near Kendal Source
The Bowder Stone in Borrowdale, Cumbria is thought to be a 2,000 ton erratic thought to originate in Scotland.
Langdale - a classic U shaped valley
Moraine deposits in Easedale
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