Geology and Soils

The interactive map below will help you to explore the data layers associated with Habitat Networks in Herefordshire.

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Bedrock is the solid rock at or below the land surface. As underlying geology influences the soils types above, it is an important consideration in the planning of successful, locally appropriate habitat restoration and creation.  Clay, silt, gley and peat soils are positive indicators for wetland types, for example.  Clay, silt, sand and gravel can also be positive indicators for select woodland types.


Geology & Soils

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