River Severn

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The River Severn

A Key Stage 2 Resource for Rivers and Coasts

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Garden Cliff, Strand

The tidal Severn has eaten into the 30m hill at Strand and revealed a multi-coloured sequence of reddish Triassic mudstones in the cliff.

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Pooh is looking towards the cliffs. They are on the outside of a bend in the river

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Garden Cliffs at Strand

Why do you think there is no vegetaton growing on the side of the cliff facing the river?

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Key vocabulary

A cliff is any steep slope that has been formed by natural processes.

River Cliffs
Cliffs created by rivers as they undercut their banks. The are usually found on the outside of the bend (meander) of a river and may be from a few metres to hundreds of metres high.

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