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HOST Class 17

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Landscape

Geology:
loamy textured drift drifts overlying hard, coherent rock at depths greater than one metre, colluvium and loose, frost-shattered debris.
Landforms:
gentle to strongly undulating, steep, rocky and non-rocky valley sides and foothills, moraines, boulder lobes and stone strips of mountain top environments. Ranges in altitude from virtually sea level to over 900 metres.
Soils:
freely drained brown earths, humus-iron podzols, subalpine soils, some brown magnesian soils and alpine soils.
LandscapeRocksVegetation:
cultivated arable lands of the lowlands, coniferous plantations, semi-natural woodland, heather moorland, rough grasslands and the windclipped moorland and heath reminiscent of the fringes of the arctic tundra including alpine azalea, lichens and sedges.

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