Natural Spaces

Wildness - Rugged or challenging terrain

Last update: 2014-06-24


One of four component layer of the Scottish map of relative wildness. This layer seeks to capture ruggednessof landform which can be challenging to traverse.It is measured in terms of the amount of variation in relief curvature at any given location.The dataset is on a scale of 1-256 indicating relative levels of ruggedness. Consequently the data is best viewed at a national or regional scale. The methodology is adapted from the 2008 Wildness Study in the Cairngorms National Park.

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Acknowledgment:  Contains SNH information licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0.

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