Dating south tyneside

Dating south tyneside

Llyn's farming pattern is of small-scale, traditional, family farms raising sheep and cattle with dairying on pockets of better pasture. The dip slope, dissected by steep dry valleys, curves gently down into the London Basin. Rural England at its most mellow, the landscape draws a unique warmth and richness from the famous stone beauty of its buildings. This gentle slope has a maze of lanes connecting picturesque streamside villages built predominantly from local stone. Large areas are grazed as ancient commons.

Its most dramatic limestone sceneryThe interrelationship of

Its most dramatic limestone scenery, including the famous Symonds Yat, lies downstream from Ross-on-Wye. The inter-relationship of salt-marsh, limestone cliffs and reclaimed mosses, at or about sea level, contrast markedly with limestone pasture, rock outcrops and limestone pavements at a higher level. The heavily wooded character of the Chilterns, based on clay-with-flint deposits, gives way in the north to the open downland of Ivinghoe Beacon and Dunstable Downs. Gower's richly varied natural environment of heath, grassland, fresh and saltwater marsh, dunes and oak woodland, is nationally noted. The local rural economy is based on mixed arable farming, livestock fattening and dairying together with fishing.

The landscape contains many prehistoric traces including the great dyke of Grim's Ditch and the ancient Ridgeway and Icknield Way. In contrast, the limestone outcrop of Wenlock Edge has an altogether softer, wooded character. They are valuable habitats for invertebrates along with the rare nightjar, lizards and adders. Although not a well-known tourist region, tourism is a planned growth area in the rural economy. This is a traditional agricultural area remote from large towns.

Civil parishes in England The civil parish is the most local unit of government in England. The Tyne, Tees, Wear, Derwent and Allen rivers drain from the plateau forming valleys that each have their own distinct character. Small, hedged fields are still a dominant feature in the landscape. It was renamed but otherwise unreformed by the changes in local government that occurred in in the rest of England outside Greater London.