Whitfield Gill Force, Yorkshire
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Whitfield Gill Force, Yorkshire

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Within the stratified rocks, and on the banks, you can see a seam of coal, which is rain forest peat that has been compressed over 300 million years. You can see the effect on the dark brown colour of the river.

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A: Semerwater

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B: Ribblehead Viaduct

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F: The Dry Valley of Watlowes, Yorkshire

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H: Gordale Scar, Yorkshire

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J: Limestone Pavement above Malham Cove

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