Definition of moorland in English:



  • [mass noun] An extensive area of moor.

    ‘thirty-five per cent of the country is mountain and moorland’
    • ‘Go through the gate and out of the forest and on to open moorland.’
    • ‘Ninety-four per cent of access routes in the National Park cross farmed land and moorland areas.’
    • ‘The more open moorland included complex areas of wetlands, copses and pits in which detailed navigation skills were a premium.’
    • ‘The Pennine and Peak moorlands are favoured areas for observing breeding ring ouzels.’
    • ‘It is a land of mountains, moorland and hill pasture, with steep river valleys and cliffs.’
    • ‘Stunning mountain vistas, shimmering lakes, and wild heather filled moorlands await you as we hike this beautiful country's premier long-distance footpath, the West Highland Way.’
    • ‘The lake, surrounded by wooded hills and heather moorland was beautiful enough.’
    • ‘I have walked in woodland and wet meadow, on moorland and mountain, and I have never had any problems whatsoever.’
    • ‘There's more moorland and open heath here than woodland, more gorse and heather than noble oak.’
    • ‘Set in open moorland, 1500 feet above sea level, with hills rising steeply behind, it was indeed remote.’
    • ‘Hiking up the mountain, you pass through forest, bamboo and moorland, before being rewarded at the peak with superb views.’
    • ‘It gives new rights to walk over private land that can be classed as mountain, moorland, heathland or down.’
    • ‘The high spot, literally, is the Slieve Bloom mountains, an expanse of moorland with views across five counties.’
    • ‘At the end of the power station fence, go through a gate and continue uphill, across open moorland.’
    • ‘The terrain includes cart tracks, stone stiles, rough moorland and broken stone tracks.’
    • ‘Its extensive tracts of open moorland interspersed with small lochs made it a rich refuge for wildlife.’
    • ‘Yorkshire is a land of many faces - from the plains and windswept moorlands to tranquil fishing villages.’
    • ‘The hike takes in woodland and moorland and attempts to avoid anything difficult underfoot.’
    • ‘Away from the coast, moorland supports smaller numbers of birds, including waders which are drawn to the bog pools.’
    • ‘Two weeks ago hot weather brought moorland fires across the country including parts of the Peak District.’
    upland, moorland, heath, plateau
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