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CLIP 4307

Lochaber – highland and valley land use

Lochaber – highland and valley land use
Key Info
  • Lochaber – highland and valley land use
  • Duration: 02:14
  • Land use in a high level glaciated landscape such as Lochaber in Scotland is largely limited to climbers and hill walkers. A high volume of hill walkers visiting Ben Nevis has led to erosion of the landscape. Lower down in the valley, the range of suitable land use is greater. This can include forestry and farming. The rough terrain makes the landscape largely unsuitable for anything other than sheep farming.
  • Subject:




  • Keywords: hill-walking, climbing, erosion, farming, geography, bitesize, glaciation
Ideas for use in class
  • The clip can contribute to lessons on land use and associated conflicts and pressures in glaciated areas. In particular, balancing tourism with conservation could be discussed.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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