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During the ice age, glaciation affected lowland areas as well as the mountains. As temperatures increased the ice melted and deposited drift in the form of boulder clay and outwash. Both types of drift deposits can be found in Norfolk. Where boulder clay was deposited the soil is good and the land is perfect for farming. Where outwash was deposited, acidic heathland vegetation with thin soils is found. These contrasting landscapes can be found side by side.
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21 February 2008

Classroom Ideas

Can be used to describe the action of ice on a landscape - what the area looks like before glaciation and how it changes during a glacial period. Pupils must mention erosional processes within their description.

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