Soil Site Reporter

Soilscapes


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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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