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limestone quarrying in the yorkshire dales

Quarrying in the Yorkshire Dales The Yorkshire Dales

The Yorkshire Dales is a protected national park and home to many wildlife species, types of rock and an extensive cave system. The limestone quarry brings both benefits and problems to the area.

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Quarries Yorkshire Dales National Park : Yorkshire Dales

During the 1960s, the Peregrine disappeared as a breeding species in the Yorkshire part of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and was restricted to perhaps one or two pairs in the North West (now in Cumbria). The first pair to return to Yorkshire nested in 1978 and thanks to the diligent efforts of a number of organisations in protecting these birds; they have continued to spread so that there

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Limestone Yorkshire Dales National Park : Yorkshire

The Yorkshire Dales is home to some of the most spectacular limestone landscapes anywhere. Natural surface exposures of limestone provide conditions for some very characteristic communities of plants, mosses and lichens that are adapted to harsh, drought-prone conditions. Humans have created artificial exposures through quarrying and extensive use of limestone and other rock in drystone []

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Yorkshire Dales quarrying GCSE Geography BBC Bitesize

Quarrying is a major land use in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The benefits to the area are through employment, use of local businesses and high rates paid to the local council. The limestone

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Case study the Yorkshire Dales Upland limestone

Quarrying. in the Yorkshire Dales is an important industry. Around 4.5 million tonnes of rock are quarried each year. The main rocks quarried are carboniferous limestone and gritstone.

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Quarrying Rural land use conflicts and their management

Quarrying Positive impact. Quarrying is an important activity in the Yorkshire Dales because: Limestone has a variety of uses such as aggregate for the construction industry, flux for the steel

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Limestone pavements Yorkshire Dales National Park

The Yorkshire Dales National Park contains approximately half of all Britain’s limestone pavement. Of great botanical interest, limestone pavement provides a variety of habitats for a large number of ferns and flowers. In the limestone pavements of the Yorkshire Dales, plants of interest include ferns such as hart’s-tongue fern, holly fern, green spleenwort, limestone fern, rigid buckler

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Limestone Quarrying In The Yorkshire Dales

Limestone Quarrying In The Yorkshire Dales. In fact, this area of the Yorkshire Dales is known as limestone country because this pale-coloured rock dominates the landscape. Over the millennia it has been shaped by ice and water to produce the features we can see today. Limestone is notorious for being porous, which means that water can easily drain through its cracks and. We provide quality

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Drystone Walls Yorkshire Dales National Park : Yorkshire

Nowell’s Limestone Moss is confined to seven sites all within the Yorkshire Dales, several of the sites being drystone walls in the vicinity of Pen-y-ghent. It is a brownish-green moss that forms dense cushions. The moss is named after John Nowell, who first discovered the species in 1866. It flowered that year, producing spores, but scientists had to wait over 130 years until 2003 to find

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Virtual Quarry Quarry education, quarry geography

• This lesson will consider quarrying in the Yorkshire Dales, an area with extensive Carboniferous limestone deposits. • Using information available from various Internet resources students plan a role play exercise to consider the wide ranging debate surrounding quarrying in National Parks. Presentation of the roleplay will take place in the following lesson. • Homework: Preparation for

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The Quarrying of Magnesian Limestone for Aggregate in the

Yorkshire Dales National Park. However approximately 40% of the Magnesian Limestone quarries covered by this report are thought to capable of producing aggregates of sufficient strength to be used as a road sub-base or as a concrete aggregate. 3.4. In terms of the uses of the lower strength aggregates produced at the other 60% of quarries, these are understood to include: Decorative chippings

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Yorkshire's limestone quarry workers and the Hoffman

Home Yorkshire's limestone quarry workers and the Hoffman Kiln This photograph inside the Hoffmann Kiln at the Craven Lime Works at Langcliffe, near Settle, brilliantly captures its cavernous size.

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Horton quarry community page Hanson Communities

Horton is a large quarry situated in the Yorkshire Dales National Park covering almost 80ha, and is surrounded by SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) and SAC (Special Areas of Conservation) areas which include Limestone pavement areas. The quarry extracts Carboniferous Limestone to produce a variety of aggregates for use in our own ready mixed concrete plants in the north west of

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Limestone Industries of the Yorkshire Dales Second

15/12/2010· In Limestone Industries of the Yorkshire Dales, Dr David Johnson provides a detailed account of lime's myriad uses, and the historical and technological forces that led to each. Until relatively recently, lime was an ingredient, in one form or another, of almost every aspect of British life. This is the story of limestone quarrying and its processing into lime, and the impact it has had on one

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New book looks at the history of quarrying in the

New book looks at the history of quarrying in the Yorkshire Dales. By Clive White See photos images. Skip to next photo. 1 / 1. Show caption 1 / 1. 0 comment. THE story of how stone was won from the Pennine slopes over hundreds of years is a fascinating history which has been explored by geographer and landscape archaeologist David Johnson in his book "Quarrying in the Yorkshire Pennines, An

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Geology of Yorkshire Wikipedia

In the Yorkshire Dales this limestone exposure has led to the formation of large cave systems and watercourses, known as "gills" and "pots". These potholes are more prevalent on the eastern side and are amongst the largest in England; notable examples are the chasms of Gaping Gill,which is over 350 ft (107 m) deep and Rowten Pot,which is 365 ft (111 m) deep.

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Dales Rocks Geology in the Yorkshire Dales National Park

Quarries. Reef Knoll. Scar/Crag. Spring/Resurgence. Waterfalls. Walks The Rocky Ingredients. Limestone is the classic rock of the Yorkshire Dales but there are several other rocky ingredients in the mix which are just as important. Find Out More . Rock Formation. The geology of the Ingleton/Ribblesdale area is made up of layer upon layer of ancient rocks. Each layer was formed in a different

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Virtual Quarry Quarry education, quarry geography

• This lesson will consider quarrying in the Yorkshire Dales, an area with extensive Carboniferous limestone deposits. • Using information available from various Internet resources students plan a role play exercise to consider the wide ranging debate surrounding quarrying in National Parks. Presentation of the roleplay will take place in the following lesson. • Homework: Preparation for

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limestone quarrying in the yorkshire dales

The Yorkshire Dales is home to some of the most spectacular limestone landscapes anywhere Natural surface exposures of limestone provide conditions for some very characteristic communities of plants, mosses and lichens that are adapted to harsh, drought-prone conditions Humans have created artificial exposures through quarrying and extensive use of limestone and other rock in drystone []

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Yorkshire Dales Wikipedia

The Yorkshire Dales is an upland area of the Pennines in the historic county of Yorkshire, England, most of it in the Yorkshire Dales National Park created in 1954. The Dales comprise river valleys and the hills rising from the Vale of York westwards to the hilltops of the Pennine watershed. In Ribblesdale, Dentdale and Garsdale, the area extends westwards across the watershed, but most of the

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