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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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moorlandmoor‧land /ˈmʊələnd $ ˈmʊr-/ noun [uncountable] (also moorlands [plural])  especially British EnglishDNSG wild open countryside covered with rough grass and low bushes large areas of open moorlandmoorland adjective a bleak moorland road
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moorlandRecently some areas which used to be moorland have been enclosed and ploughed, mainly on Exmoor.Not all of the losses of moorland and rough grassland to agricultural development are the result of surface cultivation and grass seeding.It became a rough bridleway, leading through a series of gates on to the lower reaches of moorland.Door theft: Thieves have stolen the carved doors off a remote moorland chapel.Ruth went out of the house and ran down the steep moorland path all the way to Ilkley.We flew down the moorland road like a bird, disturbing the sleeping ducks at the tarn.Some routes were planned, climbing from valleys to moorland pastures and shielings for summer grazing.In the marginal fringe, where farmland meets wild moorland, woodland or marshland, there are several changes.open moorlandThe farmers have decided to leave much of the uplands as wildscape of open moorland.The granite tors of the Mountains of Mourne and the open moorland wildscape of the Sperrin Mountains also attract tourists.On the open moorland you might see meadow pipits and wheatears.As well as sections through open moorland a lovely stretch of the walk follows the River Barle through rich woodland to Tarr Steps.Wet of the Lizard, the coastal character changes to open moorland reminiscent of Lundy.Eventually the track emerges from the woodland on to open moorland, and climbs up the hillside.
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