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HOST Class 14

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Soil Profile

Geology:
loamy drift, locally colluvial, some moraine.
Landforms:
concave slopes or depressional sites in the foothills, valley sides and lowlands. Occasional areas of irregular topography or hummocky moraine. Generally found below 300 metres altitude.
Soils:
poorly drained mineral non-calcareous gleys and humic gleys (wetness class IV) often associated with flushes and spring lines.
Vegetation:
permanent and long ley pasture. Rush pastures occur in embayments in the foothills along with semi-natural grasslands. Areas of moorland and coniferous plantation are generally restricted to the more irregular topography, e.g. hummocky moraines.

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