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HOST Class 17

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Soil ProfileSoil Profile



loamy textured drift drifts overlying hard, coherent rock at depths greater than one metre, colluvium and loose, frost-shattered debris.
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.
freely drained brown earths, humus-iron podzols, subalpine soils, some brown magnesian soils and alpine soils.
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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