Limestone Distribution of Britain



Assynt, Cambro-Ordovician Durness Carbonates Assynt, Cambro-Ordovician Durness Carbonates Assynt, Cambro-Ordovician Durness Carbonates Assynt, Cambro-Ordovician Durness Carbonates Assynt, Cambro-Ordovician Durness Carbonates Assynt, Cambro-Ordovician Durness Carbonates Late Precambrian metamorphosed limestone Late Precambrian metamorphosed limestone Late Precambrian metamorphosed limestone Late Precambrian metamorphosed limestone Late Precambrian metamorphosed limestone Late Precambrian metamorphosed limestone Late Precambrian metamorphosed limestone Late Precambrian metamorphosed limestone Late Precambrian metamorphosed limestone Late Precambrian metamorphosed limestone Late Precambrian metamorphosed limestone Late Precambrian metamorphosed limestone Late Precambrian metamorphosed limestone Peak District North Wales North Wales Durham Durham Silurian limestones Silurian limestones South Wales South Wales South Wales South Wales South Wales Forest of Dean Forest of Dean Forest of Dean Forest of Dean Lincolnshire Lincolnshire Lincolnshire Lincolnshire Lincolnshire Lincolnshire Lincolnshire Cotswold Hills Cotswold Hills Cotswold Hills Cotswold Hills Cotswold Hills Cotswold Hills Cotswold Hills Norfolk Norfolk Chiltern Hills Chiltern Hills Chiltern Hills Chiltern Hills Chiltern Hills Chiltern Hills Chiltern Hills Chiltern Hills Hampshire Hampshire Hampshire Hampshire Hampshire Hampshire Hampshire Mendip Hills Mendip Hills Mendip Hills Mendip Hills Mendip Hills Devonian limestone

The big limestone areas of Britain are easy to see on this map. Cretaceous, Jurassic, and Permian limestones produce stripes with a curve across England. Carboniferous limestones are very common in northern England and southern Scotland and in parts of Wales.


Beneath those big areas are several small limestone areas, which are from north to south:



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