Soil Site Reporter


Soilscapes are an easy-to-understand classification of soils used to describe the soils of England and Wales only (a separate classification being applied in Scotland and Northern Ireland). Soilscapes conveys a summary of the broad regional differences in the soil landscapes of England and Wales. Soilscapes is not intended as a means for supporting detailed assessments, such as land planning applications or site investigations; nor should it be used to support commercial activities. For such applications, a parallel service Soils Site Reporter provides comprehensive reporting for specific locations. More detailed soil datasets are also available for lease from CEC.

Freely draining acid loamy soils over rock (13)

Texture: Loamy
Drainage: Freely draining
Fertility: Low
Land Cover: Grassland and rough grazing
Habitats: Steep acid upland pastures dry heath and moor; bracken gorse and oak woodlands
Topsoil Carbon: Medium
Mostly Drains To: Local groundwater and the river network
Water Protection Issues: Some risk of soil erosion during reseeding of fields and from unmetalled roads accessing higher land and scaring by sheep on very steep banks
General Cropping Guidance: Land mostly steeply sloping and with restricted mechanised access; suited to grassland with potential for year round grazing

Included Soil Associations
0313a    DUNWELL
0313b    POWYS
0611a    MALVERN
0611c    MANOD
0611d    WITHNELL 1
0611e    WITHNELL 2
0612a    PARC
0612b    MOOR GATE

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Cranfield University 2024. The Soils Guide. Available: Cranfield University, UK. Last accessed 16/07/2024

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