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1

What are 'physical' landscapes?

Natural landscapes created by natural processes e.g. erosion, weathering

2

What are 'upland' areas?

Areas with a high spot height. They are high above sea level

3

Where are the UK's upland areas?

Typically in the north and west of the country. e.g. Pennines and the Lake District

4

What are 'low land' areas?

Areas with low spot height. They are areas closer to sea level.

5

Where are the UK's lowland areas?

Typically to the south and east of the country. e.g. big cities are located on low land areas i.e. London.

6

What is 'relief'?

Relief describes the physical landscape e.g. the height, steepness and shape of the land.

7

What determines the relief of the land?

The geology (the type of rock the land is made of)

8

Name some of the UK's major rivers

  1. The Thames
  2. The Severn
  3. The Tyne
  4. The Mersey
  5. The Tweed

9

Name two of the UK's stretches of coastlines

  1. The Holderness coast
  2. The Dorset coast