Highlands

(1) “(…) rough, empty and abandoned. (…) mountains and hills influenced by extremely wet conditions (up to 2000 mm of rain per year). Land use is limited to forestry below the tree line on maintain slopes and extensive sheep grazing with a scattered farm here and there. (…) Heathland, moors, scattered lakes and the presence of sheep determine the pastoral character of the landscape. Apart from forested areas trees are quite scarce, with occasional willows and beeches. Farming opportunities are limited.” Ex.: Highlands of Ireland, Scotland, Norway.

(2) Low mountainous region of a country.

Source: (1) MEEUS et al. (1990), p. 311 (2) EVERT (2004), p. 415
Highlands
Dorset, Great Britain (Photo: Graham FAIRCLOUGH 08/2002)

Dorset, Great Britain (Photo: Graham FAIRCLOUGH 08/2002)

Database entries for Highlands

The entries are still in process, the e-atlas is still under development