Land Use Unit. Land Use: Identification & Suitability Land Use: Benefits & Problems Land Use: Conflicts & Solutions (National Parks). Land Use . Learning Outcomes Identify different Land Use (from OS Map). Explain why the Land Use is suitable for that area. Different Land Uses.
Land Use: Identification & Suitability
Land Use: Benefits & Problems
Land Use: Conflicts & Solutions (National Parks)
Steep sides and infertile soil allows for forestry and recreation and main land use.
Flat bottom of U-shaped valley used for some farming, settlement and communications.
Ribbon lakes and Corrie Lochs can be used for water storage and HEP.
Boulder Clay is flat and fertile allowing for arable farming.
Terminal Moraine is hilly and infertile used for health or forestry.
Outwash Plain is flat but infertile, however sands and gravels have been ‘sorted’ allowing for quarrying.
V – Shaped valleys are steep with infertile soils.
Land use is forestry and hill sheep farming. Some recreation such as water sports and hill walking.
Floodplains are flat containing fertile alluvium soil.
Land use is farming both arable and livestock, also settlement and communications.
Near river mouth may also use water for cooling for industry and deep water for ports / docks.
Part of the disused aluminium works at Kinlochleven (1861, 1862) has been converted into a training centre for outdoor sports.
Using map evidence to support your answer, state whether or not you think this is a good location for an outdoor sports centre.
Q1d Find area X on the OS map extract.
Give reasons for the different land uses in this area
What are the advantages and disadvantages of a particular site for a National Park?