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SAW003582 SCOTLAND (1947). Ben Nevis. An oblique aerial photograph taken facing north. This image has been produced from a print.

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Pennawd [SAW003582] Ben Nevis. An oblique aerial photograph taken facing north. This image has been produced from a print.
Cyfeirnod SAW003582
Dyddiad 1947
Dolen Canmore Collection item 1314688
Enw lle
Dwyreiniad / Gogleddiad 216652, 771254
Hydred / Lledred -5.0026771383056, 56.796775142719
Cyfeirnod Grid Cenedlaethol NN167713


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Britain from Above
Thursday 25th of September 2014 10:18:16 AM
Ben Nevis is the highest mountain in Britain, rising for more than 4,400 feet near to Fort William, in the Lochaber area of the Scottish Highlands.

Its height means that it is often shrouded in mist and rain (one interpretation of the meaning of its name is 'mountain with its head in the clouds'). The high volume of precipitation creates many run-off channels for water to drain from the higher to the lower slopes and eventually to the River Nevis below. These can be seen clearly in the image, and are a good example of how erosion by the weather gradually carries material from upper to lower slopes, playing a significant role - over very long periods of time - is shaping the landscape around us.

Thursday 8th of May 2014 12:32:42 PM