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Limestone Pavements

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  1. Limestone Pavements Karst Scenery  Tom Abbott, Biddulph High School and made available through www.sln.org.uk/geography and only for non commercial use in schools

  2. Limestone is an alkaline rock. It is a hard rock but it reacts with acidic rain and dissolves away. Little material is left on the surface to form soil.So it appears as bare rock. The landscape can look very barren.  Tom Abbott, Biddulph High School and made available through www.sln.org.uk/geography and only for non commercial use in schools

  3. Limestone scenery has lots of exposed rock sometimes forming a surface known as a limestone pavement.  Tom Abbott, Biddulph High School and made available through www.sln.org.uk/geography and only for non commercial use in schools

  4. You can see that the surface is covered in lots of cracks.Water has laid in these cracks for long periods, slowly dissolving the limestone, opening them out and making them larger.  Tom Abbott, Biddulph High School and made available through www.sln.org.uk/geography and only for non commercial use in schools

  5. The flat bare surfaces are called CLINTS and the large cracks where the water builds up are called GRYKES. CLINT GRYKE  Tom Abbott, Biddulph High School and made available through www.sln.org.uk/geography and only for non commercial use in schools

  6.  Tom Abbott, Biddulph High School and made available through www.sln.org.uk/geography and only for non commercial use in schools

  7.  Tom Abbott, Biddulph High School and made available through www.sln.org.uk/geography and only for non commercial use in schools