Lake District Case Study: Glacial Formations Flashcards

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What is the Lake District National Park known for?

The Lake District National Park in Cumbria, North West England, is known for its lakes, mountains, forests and glacial formations. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

What are corries, and where can you find an example in the Lake District?

Corries are deep hollows carved into mountainsides by glacier erosion.

An example is Red Tarn, a corrie lake located on the eastern side of Helvellyn.

What are arêtes, and where can you find examples in the Lake District?

Arêtes are narrow ridges that form between two glacial valleys due to erosion.

Examples in the Lake District include Striding Edge and Swirral Edge on Helvellyn.

What is a U-shaped valley, and what is an example in the Lake District?

A U-shaped valley, also known as a glacial trough, is a landform sculpted by glaciers.

Borrowdale is a classic example of a U-shaped valley in the Lake District.

What are ribbon lakes, and what is an example in the Lake District?

Ribbon lakes are long, narrow lakes occupying deep, U-shaped valleys carved by glacial erosion.

Ullswater is an example of a ribbon lake in the Lake District.

What are drumlins, and where can you find them in the Lake District?

Drumlins are elongated, rounded hills created from boulder clay deposits.

Drumlin formations can be found in the Lowther Hills near Penrith in the Lake District.

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