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.

Shallow very acid peaty soils over rock (2)

Texture: Peaty
Drainage: Variable
Fertility: Very low
Land Cover: Open moor
Habitats: Rugged wet heather and grass moor with bare rock, and bog vegetation in hollows
Topsoil Carbon: High
Mostly Drains To: Local rivers
Water Protection Issues: Overgrazing can damage vegetation and lead to erosion of the peaty surface
General Cropping Guidance: Suitable for rough grazing only

Included Soil Associations
0311a    REVIDGE
0311b    SKIDDAW
0311e    BANGOR
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