Quality Mountain Days
 
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Contour and Landforms on OS Maps

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 Scarp and Dip Slopes  Steep Slope / Gentle Slope  
     
     
 A Valley  A Spur  
     
     
 A Pass  A Saddle  
     
   
 Concave Slopes  Convex Slopes  
     
 A concave slope is steeper at the top and less so at the bottom.
 A convex slope is steeper at the bottom and less so at the top.
 
 Conical Hill or Knoll    
   
 A Knoll is a low isolated hill which is shown on a contour map with a ring contour pattern..
 Ridge  
   
 Escarpment  
   
 V Shaped Valley  
   
   
   
 U Shaped Valley  
   
 River Valleys  
   
   
   

 






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Participants in these activities should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions and involvement.


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