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.

Slowly permeable seasonally wet acid loamy and clayey soils (17)

Texture: Loamy and clayey
Drainage: Impeded drainage
Fertility: Low
Land Cover: Grassland with some arable and forestry
Habitats: Seasonally wet pastures and woodlands
Topsoil Carbon: Medium
Mostly Drains To: Stream network
Water Protection Issues: Main risks are associated with overland flow from compacted or poached fields. Organic slurry, dirty water, fertiliser, pathogens and fine sediment can all move in suspension or solution with overland flow or drain water
General Cropping Guidance: Mostly suited to grass production for dairying or beef; some cereal production often for feed. Timeliness of stocking and fieldwork is important, and wet ground conditions should be avoided at the beginning and end of the growing season to prevent damage to soil structure. Land is tile drained and periodic moling or subsoiling will assist drainage

Included Soil Associations
0711a    STANWAY
0711k    VERNOLDS
0711l    CLAVERLEY
0711q    PINDER
0711v    GRESHAM
0712a    DALE
0712d    HALLSWORTH 1
0712e    HALLSWORTH 2
0713a    BARDSEY
0713c    FFOREST
0713d    CEGIN
0713e    BRICKFIELD 1
0713f    BRICKFIELD 2
0713g    BRICKFIELD 3
0714b    OAK 1
0714d    ESSENDON

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

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