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  1. Moorland of the British Isles Presented by Demina M.E. Teacher of English

  2. Moorland Moorland or moor is a type of habitat found in upland areas, characterised by low growing vegetation on acidic soils. Moorland nowadays generally means uncultivated hill land in high rainfall zones. The old English moor is closely related to heath Heather Moorland On The North Yorkshire Moors

  3. Natural vegetation of the British Moors Cotton-grass Calluna Vulgaris (Heather) Bracken Crowberry

  4. Dartmoor • National Park founded in 1951. • The largest area of granite in Britain – 625 square kilometers. • Most of it is under superficial peat deposits. Dartmoortors in snow • Much more rainfalls on Dartmoor than • in the surrounding lowlands. • Bogs form on the highest land where the • rainfall exceeds 2,000 mm a year. • The most notable of the bogs is • Fox Tor Mires

  5. Dark Peak - moorland Peak District - national park founded in 1951. The Dark Peak is the high, wild northern part of the Peak District in England. The land is uninhabited moorland plateaux where almost any depression is filled with sphagnum bogs and black peat.

  6. North Yorkshire Moors National Park, founded in 1952.

  7. North Yorkshire Moor The face stone, Urra Moor North Yorkshire Moor Standing stone amongst purple heather in Rosedale in the North York Moors. Round hill, the summit of Urra Moor