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HOST Class 22

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Soil ProfileLandscapeHOST Class 22

Geology:
hard, coherent rock within 0.5 m of the soil surface.
Landform:
rock dominated landscapes throughout Scotland, from the lowlands of Kirkcudbright to the high tops of the Cairngorms and as far north as Shetland. Precipitous rock walls of corries or the undulating rock pavements of mountain plateaux. Areas of terraced land or steep hill slopes with crags and screes.
Soils:
brown rankers, podzolic rankers and lithosols.
Vegetation:
some improved pastures, semi-natural grassland or heather moorland and some lowland areas are dominated by gorse or bracken. Often little or no vegetation.

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