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Leek Moors

Leek Moors: SK 020650

The Peak District Moorlands overlie the Millstone Grits and Coal Measures of the Carboniferous Period. The main moorland area lies to the north of the central limestone dome of the White Peak, with narrower bands on the east and west sides. The Leek Moors form the south-western sector of the Peak District. Their varied and often scenically dramatic landforms result from the folding and faulting of the gritstone and shale rocks and subsequent dissection by watercourses.

Source: SSSI citation, English Nature

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Last Updated: July 19, 2013