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Periglacial geomorphology of summit tors on Bodmin Moor, Cornwall, SW England.

Evans, David J. A. and Kalyan, Ria and Orton, Chris (2017) 'Periglacial geomorphology of summit tors on Bodmin Moor, Cornwall, SW England.', Journal of maps., 13 (2). pp. 342-349.


Three maps are presented that portray the periglacial geomorphology of the three summit areas of Bodmin Moor, Cornwall, SW England, including Brown Willy (scale 1:2630), Kilmar/Bearah/Sharp tors (scale 1:3335) and Rough/Little Rough/Showery tors (scale 1:2175). Landform elements include castellated tors with well-developed cantilevered or precariously balanced corestones, summit blockfields, rock-fronted lobes thought to record former permafrost creep, patterned ground (stripes) and lower slope accumulations of crudely stratified growan or weathered granite residue. The altitudinal arrangement of these periglacial landforms appears to be a signature of a well-established periglacial landsystem and hence the Bodmin Moor granite massif is a suitable exemplar for a mature upland periglacial landsystem unaffected by glacierization.

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Publisher statement:© 2017 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group on behalf of Journal of Maps This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Date accepted:15 March 2017
Date deposited:18 April 2017
Date of first online publication:07 April 2017
Date first made open access:18 April 2017

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