Johnson, G.A.L.

Soil map of the Moor House National Nature Reserve

This is a digital soil map of the Moor House - Upper Teesdale National Nature Reserve. Mapped polygons represent a range of soil types. The site lies in the North Pennine uplands of England and has an area of 74 km2. It is England's highest and largest terrestrial National Nature Reserve (NNR), a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and a European Special Protection Area. Habitats include exposed summits, extensive blanket peatlands, upland grasslands, pastures, hay meadows and deciduous woodland. Altitude ranges from 290 to 850 m. Moor House - Upper Teesdale is part of the Environmental Change Network (ECN) whcih is the UK's long-term environmental monitoring programme.

Publication date: 1963-01-01

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This dataset is made available under the terms of the Open Government Licence

This data is available as ESRI Shapefile, KML (Google Earth), Geography Markup Language (gml) or MapInfo .TAB

You must cite: Johnson, G.A.L. (1963). Soil map of the Moor House National Nature Reserve. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre.


© UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology


Study area
Temporal extent
…    to    1963-01-01

Provenance & quality

This map was originally created in 1963 by G.A.L Johnson from methods outlined in Soil Map Of the Moor House National Nature Reserve (1963), Westmorland. Soil Survey for the Nature Conservancy by GAL Johnson in The Geology of Moor House, a National Nature Reserve in north-east Westmorland / Johnson G.A.L., Dunham K.C., Monographs of the Nature Conservancy (No.2) 1963, HMSO. It was digitized at the Institute of Terrestrial Ecology, Monks Wood in the late 1990s.

Correspondence/contact details

Claire Wood
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Lancaster Environment Centre, Library Avenue, Bailrigg
United Kingdom


Johnson, G.A.L.
Durham University

Other contacts

Environmental Information Data Centre
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre
Natural Environment Research Council
Rights Holder
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

Additional metadata

Topic categories
ECN,  England Environmental Change Network,  Moor House National Nature Reserve,  North Pennines,  Soil SPA,  Special Protection Area,  UNESCO Biosphere Reserve,  Upper Teesdale
Spatial representation type
Spatial reference system
WGS 84
Last updated
13 March 2020 14:33