|2 cm||LF||Occasional oak leaves, L to F ratio of 3 : 1|
|1.5 cm||H||Very dark brown (10YR 2/2) humose material with few bleached sand grains; many fibrous and semi fibrous roots. 70% of the total roots within the profile are in the 0 and H horizons; limited faunal activity; diffuse wavy boundary.|
|0 to 8 cm||Ah||Dark brown (10YR 3/3) humose loam; few coarse fragments; well developed ped Ah structure; few roots; no biological activity.|
|9 to 36 cm||E(g)||Brown (10YR 5/3) with very few brownish yellow (10YR 6/8) mottles; common fine, medium and course gravel with few stones; loam; well developed ped structure; very few roots.|
|37 to 67 cm||B(s)||Yellowish red (5YR 5/6), silty loam; common gravel with band of large sub-angular to rounded large stones and boulders at horizon base; friable consistency; indurated; very few roots.|
|67 to 80 cm||BCg||Yellowish brown (10YR 5/6) with few strong brown (7.5YR 5/6) mottles; clay loam; abundant rounded and sub-angular stones; no roots; this horizon is almost permanently waterlogged and lies directly over bedrock.|
|80 cm+||RC||Dominant large boulders.|
Soil chemistry and particle size distribution (%) data are also available for various horizons (sample date: 21/02/96). Contact Sue Benham.