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Cairngorm Geography worksheets

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This site is concerned with the physical landscapes of the Cairngorms. A great deal of material is available that deals with the natural history of the mountains but the level of awareness concerning the geology and geomorphology is often limited. There is so much that we know and do not know about the origins of this classic landscape. A very good introduction is provided by the SNH/BGS booklet on the Cairngorms in the Landscapes Fashioned by Geology series ISBN 1 85397 086 7 For the specialist, the Quaternary Research Association Field Guide and the BGS/SNH Report on Geological Structure and Landscape are key sources.

The site has been developed by Dr. Adrian Hall. The content is mainly at an introductory level but detail is added regularly. Comments about content are welcome and offers of new or improved content are doubly so. The site has many gaps that need to be filled if it is to become truly comprehensive. David Jarman has led the way with his pages on rock slope failures in Strath Nethy. Gavin Shaw and John Gordon have also generously permitted the use of some of his excellent mountain photographs. Rupert Heathcote has provided worksheets from his Geography trips. Offers should be directed to am.hall@fettes.com

Last update 17-Jun-2016

Bibliographic reference

Hall, Adrian Cairngorm Landscapes [online] [Edinburgh, Scotland] December 2002, updated as per date above

Available from World Wide Web: <http://www.landforms.eu/Cairngorms/>.


You are welcome to copy my material from this site for non-commercial use provided that you acknowledge its source or link to this site. Some material here, both text and photos, is not my own and this cannot be copied without the permission of its intellectual property owner.


AMH wishes to thanks the Carnegie Trust for the University of Scotland for support for fieldwork in the Cairngorms.