Soil Site Reporter

Soilscapes


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 very acid sandy and loamy soils (14)

Texture: Sandy, some loamy
Drainage: Freely draining
Fertility: Very low
Land Cover: Heath and forestry
Habitats: Mostly lowland dry heath communities
Topsoil Carbon: Medium
Mostly Drains To: Groundwater
Water Protection Issues: Soil erosion along footpaths or from burnt areas may be a local issue
General Cropping Guidance: Little of this land is cropped. Extensive grazing

Included Soil Associations
0631a    ANGLEZARKE
0631b    DELAMERE
0631c    SHIRRELL HEATH 1
0631d    SHIRRELL HEATH 2
0631e    GOLDSTONE
0631f    Crannymoor
0633    LARKBARROW
0634    SOUTHAMPTON
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