A tract of bleak open land, generally on a plateau or mountain. The vegetation
is likely to be heather or bracken, with some coarse grasses. Many moorland
areas have extensive stretches of peat or bog; for example, parts of the
Pennines and Dartmoor in England. Acid soils often develop, especially in
areas of heavy precipitation.
|Moorland on Kinder Scout in the Pennines
of northern England
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