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Moorland on Kinder Scout in the Pennines of northern England
Moorland on Kinder Scout in the Pennines of northern England
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.


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