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1

what type of rock has Dartmoor got?

igneous

2

what type of igneous rock does Dartmoor have?

granite

3

what are the rocks like above the tees exe line?

Mainly older, harder and more resistant. Igneous and metamorphic rocks create the upland landscape, these rocks were created when the UK had tectonic activity.

4

how has the geology influenced the landscape?

Igneous rock has shaped the landscape. Batholiths also shape the landscape. They are formed when molten lava rises up and as it cools it within the Earth's crust turns to granite. Over time the less resistant rock gets worn down exposing the granite batholith.

5

advantage of farming

The income supports the economy

6

disadvantage of farming

There is conflict between farmers and tourists

7

advantage of forestry

Bark tanning and wood are used for fuel

8

disadvantage of forestry

The woods don't regenerate naturally

9

advantage of settlements

Tourism brings in a lot of money

10

disadvantage of settlements

traffic is a major problem, especially in the summer months