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Valley

An elongated lowland between series of mountains, hills or other upland formation. Valleys are formed by the erosive action of glaciers or rivers. The term vale is also used.

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Valley terrace

A level strip of land lying parallel to and above a river channel and its floodplain and indicating the former level of the floodplain.

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The Vale of White Horse, Oxfordshire <br/> Rory Walsh © RGS-IBG Discovering Britain

The Vale of White Horse, Oxfordshire
Rory Walsh © RGS-IBG Discovering Britain

Tylorstown in the Welsh Valleys <br/> Jennifer Lewis © RGS-IBG Discovering Britain

Tylorstown in the Welsh Valleys
Jennifer Lewis © RGS-IBG Discovering Britain