Glossary

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Term name Description
Feudal rightsA system used by private landowners to extract money from anyone owning property on their land. Feudal rights were abolished in Scotland in 2004.
FlashyProne to flash flooding.
FohnA local warm mountain wind blowing down lee slopes. Caused by the air being drier and much warmer at higher levels on the leeward side of a mountain range than the windward side
FolkloreOld customs, beliefs, traditions, superstitions and prejudices of local people
ForestLarge areas of tree cover, in some contexts referring mainly to conifer plantations
Forest EnterpriseAn agency of the Forestry Commission, responsible for the production and management of all public forests for timber and people
Freeze-thawThe physical process of freezing and thawing that results in rocks cracking (weathering) and stones being shifted (mass movement)
Floodplain

A flood plain is a flat or nearly flat area of land adjacent to a stream or river that experiences occasional or periodic flooding.

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