Relief of the UK
Relief of the UK
British Islands appeared due to some changes in pressure, atmosphere, biosphere
and underwater currents.
period gave the 1st rise to the changes: before it this part was a mainland, a
lot of scientists proved this fact: remains of elephants were found there and
the eastern part of the country is full of chalk cliffs, which are similar to
those in the coast of France.
is a real geological museum. The relief is represented by Highlands, Lowlands,
deep valleys, plains.
highest parts are in Scotland. North Wales, North of England and the central
region of England.
Grampian Mountains stretch Scotland from North to South. The highest peak is
Ben Nevis - gloomy, isolated, a home of deer and eagle.
the foot of the mountains there are a lot of moors rich in peat and heather.
geographical border between Scotland and England are the Cheviot Hills, the
only place where you can find special species of black-faced sheep. Their wool
is of the highest quality and is called "the cheviot".
Pennines stretch England from North to South; they are rich in minerals (such
as coal and copper fields, leads, salt, clay, and tin)
Cambrian Mountains are in Wales with the highest peak Snowdon - a place of
holiday camps and health resorts.
Chalk Cliffs are on the East Coast of Britain.
Julius Cesar approached the shore, he and his warriors saw the Cliffs that's
why thy called the country the White Land.
are in the central and southern parts of Scotland. The South of England - Kent
is called the Garden of England. It is represented by low hills, valleys and
river system of the British Isles is different from others.
rivers don't freeze in winter; this situation is favourable for fish.
of the British rivers flow in the Eastward direction because of the mountains.
are navigable and used as principal water ways. It means that a harbour or a
port may be seen in the mouth of the river.
is famous for lakes. North-West of England is famous for lakes; it is called
the Lake District.
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