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Rocks and the Landscape

Rocks and the Landscape

Mountains, hills and cliffs are made from rocks.

The shape of the land is formed by the rocks.

Soft rocks like limestone form gentle hills.
Mendip Hills from Glastonbury Tor 2

Chalk is also a soft rock and can be worn away by the sea to form cliffs.

Aerial photo showing Fan Bay, Dover Cliffs - geograph.org.uk - 1502151

Hard (strong) rocks like granite do not wear away easily and form mountains.

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