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HOST Class 12

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Geology:
peat and alluvial deposits.
Landforms:
Low lying hollows amongst fluvioglacial ridges and mounds, dune slacks, gently undulating raised beaches and outwash plains. Basin and valley peats formed in confined and partially confined basins in either rock controlled topography or in undulating till deposits.
Soils:
semi-confined peats and raised moss peats, predominantly peaty gleys, peaty alluvial soils and occasionally peaty podzols (wetness class V-VI).
Vegetation:
varies from heather moorland to Molinia dominated bog and often there are flushed channels of mosses, rushes and sedges. Flanders Moss, Rora Moss and St Fergus Moss are all examples of these lowland basin peats; many others are now exploited for fuel or horticultural peat.

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