Collaborative Landforms Gallery

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This gallery is being built collaboratively, images from Britain and Ireland have been provided to illustrate various landforms extracted from a list of Wikipedia Articles with category LandformsExternal link. Contents shown are for this page; there is a full list on first page


Muskeg is an acidic soilExternal link type common in ArcticExternal link and borealExternal link areas, although it is found in other northern climates as well. Muskeg is approximately synonymous with boglandExternal link, but muskeg is the standard term in Western Canada and Alaska, while 'bog' is common elsewhere. The term is of CreeExternal link origin, maskek (ᒪᐢᑫᐠ) meaning low-lying marsh. Large tracts of this soil existing in Siberia may be called muskeg or bogland interchangeably. Muskeg consists of dead plants in various states of decompositionExternal link (as peatExternal link), ranging from fairly intact sphagnum mossExternal link, to sedge peat, to highly decomposed muck. Pieces of woodExternal link can make up five to 15 percent of the peat soilExternal link. Muskeg tends to have a water tableExternal link near the surface. The sphagnumExternal link moss forming it can hold 15 to 30 times its own weight in water, allowing the spongy wet muskeg to form on sloping ground. Muskeg patches are ideal habitats for beaversExternal link, pitcher plantsExternal link, agaric mushroomsExternal link and a variety of other organisms.
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The term Muskeg is not normally used in Britain and Ireland. See Bog in this article. Just to illustrate the term, here is one of many bogs:
TF6628 : Boardwalk on Dersingham Bog, Norfolk by Richard Humphrey


Narrows is a term for restricted land or water passages. Most commonly it refers to a straitExternal link, though it can also refer to a water gapExternal link.
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1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright SH5571 : The town of Porthaethwy/Menai Bridge and the Menai Strait. by Robin Drayton Menai Straits
ND1169 : Battery Point View by Mary and Angus Hogg NS0670 : Doon The Watter, 25th June 2011 : Heading For The Kyles of Bute by Richard West NS0175 : Doon The Watter - 25th June 2011 : Channel Through The Burnt Islands, Kyles of Bute by Richard West

Water gaps

TQ1751 : The Whites, Box Hill by Thomas Grant River Mole
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown CopyrightTQ0111 : Chalk cliffs, Arun Valley by Stephen Craven River Arun

Paternoster lake

A Paternoster lake is one of a series of glacial lakesExternal link connected by a single streamExternal link or a braided stream system. The name comes from the word Paternoster, another name for the Lord's PrayerExternal link derived from the LatinExternal link words for the prayer's opening words, "Our Father"; Paternoster lakes are so called because of their resemblance to rosaryExternal link beads, with alternating prayer beadsExternal link connected by a string or fine chain.
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Q4611 : Paternoster Lakes on Brandon Mountain by Gordon Hatton Q4612 : Ridge and Lakes by kevin higgins Q4611 : Paternoster Lakes by kevin higgins SH6149 : Llyn Dinas by Peter S SH6149 : Llyn Dinas by Tony Edwards SH6149 : Llyn Dinas by Phil Champion SH6351 : Llyn Gwynant by Trevor Rickard SH6452 : Morning reflection by Keith Evans SH6452 : Llyn Gwynant by Eirian Evans SH6154 : A view of two lakes by Eirian Evans NY2112 : Under Grey Knotts by Michael Graham NH2981 : Above Loch Prille, west of Meallan nan Sac by Geoff Potter NX4385 : Ice-borne boulders on Redstone Rig by Karl and Ali NX4482 : Loch Neldricken by Karl and Ali NX4481 : Loch Valley in the Galloway Hills/Forest Park by Colin McDonald NX4079 : Morning mist on Loch Trool by David Baird


A promontory is a prominent mass of landExternal link that overlooks lower-lying land or a body of water (where it may be called a peninsulaExternal link or headlandExternal link).
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TQ4205 : Downland Spur (1) by Simon Carey NR8945 : Meall Biorach and Meall Donn by Trevor Littlewood NJ1069 : Burghead Promontory by Anne Burgess Q7834 : Promontory Fort by kevin higgins NS2683 : Rhu Point by Lairich Rig SD3973 : Humphrey Head from the sands by Karl and Ali

Purple moor grass and rush pastures

Purple moor grass and rush pastures is a type of Biodiversity Action PlanExternal link habitat in the UK. It occurs on poorly drained neutral and acidicExternal link soils of the lowlands and upland fringe. It is found in the South West of England, especially in Devon.
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SE0211 : Purple moor grass, Marsden by Humphrey Bolton Purple moor grass
SX6986 : Padley Common by Derek Harper Purple moor grass and rush pasture
SS3916 : Culm Grassland Management at Stowford Moor Nature Reserve by John Duncan SS6802 : Staddon Moor by Derek Harper Culm grassland
SN5262 : Rhos Cilcennin by Ian Medcalf Rhos pasture (rhs pasture)


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