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HOST Class 14

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Soil Profile

loamy drift, locally colluvial, some moraine.
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.
poorly drained mineral non-calcareous gleys and humic gleys (wetness class IV) often associated with flushes and spring lines.
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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