Soils in the Landscape

Soils are a natural part of the landscape and contain a lot of information about its development. This course explores the field characters of natural soils around the Field Centre and unlocks the fascinating evidence for their geological origins and the dramatic changes brought about by the Ice Ages and by human intervention.

Participants will use published maps, field investigation and simple laboratory techniques to assess the characters of a range of soil types. The relation of soils to vegetation and land management will also be emphasised, and presentations will show the importance of soils in creating and restoring the landscapes of East Anglia.

How to Apply

Please visit our website or contact the Flatford Mill Field Centre by e-mail at or by telephone on 01206 297110.

Please mention when enrolling in this Course!

Key Information

Start date:

20th October 2017 at 9:00am


From £194


Field Studies Council




Countryside & Land Management, Workshop & Practical Skills


Flatford Mill, United Kingdom

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