limestone pavement


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limestone pavement

n
(Geological Science) geology a horizontal surface of exposed limestone in which the joints have been enlarged, cutting the surface into roughly rectangular blocks. See also clint, grike
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limestone pavement

n (Geol) → campi mpl solcati
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Reconstruct poor gravel pavement and improve road geometryReconstruct old gravel and limestone pavement and seal to seven metres wideTotal cost of proposed project is $505,686
Tomorrow's event, arranged in partnership with Troedio Clwyd Walks, is a five-mile walk to Bryn Alyn's limestone pavement via Eryrys and Nercwys forest.
In the following years we were honoured to be taken on several guided tours of his own garden, which, despite the limestone pavement just below the surface, contained magnificent magnolias.
It grew on a limestone pavement raised above the surrounding fell.
Follow the wall around, ahead is a limestone pavement.
Top: The impressive rock face of Malham Cove, on top of which is a rare limestone pavement Above and left: Devonshire Fell Hotel, in Burnsall, one of a chain of hotels in the country owned by the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire
After our bracing visit to the Cliffs of Moher, we passed through the lunar landscape of The Burren, an uneven limestone pavement on the seashore.
The existing limestone pavement has worn away, causing surface to become uneven, potholed and rutted.
The UK also has about 100 areas protected by Limestone Pavement Orders and about 3,000 so-called regionally important geological and geomorphological sites, areas identified as having an educational, historical, or aesthetic value from an Earth science perpective, but that don't have formal statutory protection.
Halting the extraction of limestone pavement in Cumbria and stopping any new peat extraction sites are two massive achievements.