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Marshwood Vale, Dorset

Marshwood Vale
Marshwood Vale, situated in Dorset in England, is a bowl shaped valley
known best for its Lias geology. Consisting of a mixed layer of rocks
including limestones, shales, maris and clays formed over twenty
million years between 180 and 200 million years ago. The vale itself
sits in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and is known for
its large number of settlements and farms. Most of the villages
however sit on the hills and higher ground surrounding the vale. This
is due to the high clay content of the soil resulting in poorly
draining land and flooding in the bottom the vale.

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Other Dorset Naturals

Durdle Door
Jurassic Coast
Portland Bill
Purbeck Hills
Old Harry Rocks
Lyme Bay
Cranborne Chase
Lulworth Cove
Chesil Beach
Poole Harbour
Lyme Bay
Brownsea Island
River Axe
Golden Cap
Blackmore Vale
Studland
Melbury Beacon and Melbury Down

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The Battle of Basing - 0871, 1st British Colonists reach New Zealand - 1840, Spanish Steamer Sinks SS Northfleet - 1873, Battle of Isandlwana - 1879, Queen Victoria dies - 1901, Ramsay MacDonald becomes Britain's 1st Labour PM - 1924, BBC Broadcasts 1st live Football Commentary - 1927, Public Sector Strike Begins - 1979, Space Invaders Hit UK - 1979
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