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Glaciation and Loch Lomond

Glaciation and Loch Lomond

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Loch Lomond-Evidence of Glaciation
Much of the mountainous area in the National Parkbears evidence of its glacial history.
Preglacial V-shaped
river valleys were widenedto form
U-shaped valleys
, such as
Glen Dochart
.Valleys were also deepened through several cyclesof glacial erosion, and are now occupied by deeplochs including
Loch Lomond
and
Loch Katrine
Excellent examples of glacially carved
corries
existon the shaded north-eastern sides of 
Ben Lui 
and
Ben Lomond 
As the ice flowed over the landscape,
debris
carried at its base scoured and smoothed the rocksurface below (a process known as abrasion)., egglacially smoothed bedrock surfaces can be seen at
Rowardennan 
car parkWhen the Loch Lomond ice cap grew to itsmaximum extent, ice filled the valleys The surfaceof the ice cap reached up to 900 metres in altitude,with peaks such as
Ben Lui
just protruding abovethe ice.Due to the intensely cold conditions, rocks on theseexposed peaks were subjected to considerablefrost-shattering. Today, the angular blocky debrison the high summits contrasts with the glaciallysmoothed landscape in the valleys below.During their final retreat, glaciers throughoutnorthern and central parts of the National Parkdeposited moraines at their margins. These landforms can be observed as
ridges
and
hummocks
scattered along valley floors, withparticularly good examples occurring in
GlenCononish 

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