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 slightly acid but base-rich loamy and clayey soils (18)

Texture: Loamy and clayey
Drainage: Impeded drainage
Fertility: Moderate
Land Cover: Grassland and arable some woodland
Habitats: Seasonally wet pastures and woodlands
Topsoil Carbon: Low
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 avoid damage to soil structure. Land is tile drained and periodic moling or subsoiling will assist drainage

Included Soil Associations
0711b    BROCKHURST 1
0711c    BROCKHURST 2
0711d    MARTOCK
0711e    WICKHAM 1
0711f    WICKHAM 2
0711g    WICKHAM 3
0711h    WICKHAM 4
0711i    WICKHAM 5
0711j    KINGSTON
0711m    SALOP
0711n    CLIFTON
0711o    RUFFORD
0711r    BECCLES 1
0711s    BECCLES 2
0711t    BECCLES 3
0712c    WINDSOR
0712f    CREWE
0712g    RAGDALE
0712h    FOGGATHORPE 1
0712i    FOGGATHORPE 2
0714c    OAK 2

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

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