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.

Blanket bog peat soils (25)

Texture: Peaty
Drainage: Naturally wet
Fertility: Very low
Land Cover: Moorland rough grazing and forestry
Habitats: Wet heather moor with flush and bog communities
Topsoil Carbon: High
Mostly Drains To: Stream network
Water Protection Issues: Vulnerable to erosion where vegetation is lost, and difficult to revegetate. Colloidal colour in drainage waters is a problem where peat humification is accelerating due to climate or moorland management
General Cropping Guidance: Only suitable for seasonal extensive grazing

Included Soil Associations
1011b    WINTER HILL
1013a    CROWDY 1
1013b    CROWDY 2

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Cranfield University 2024. The Soils Guide. Available: Cranfield University, UK. Last accessed 15/07/2024

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