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NCA Profile: 47 Southern Lincolnshire Edge (NE562)

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The Southern Lincolnshire Edge is an area of clear character defined by the dramatic limestone cliff to the west and the dip slope that drops gently away to the edge of the fens in the east. It shares the cliff and the dip slope, and many landscape characteristics, with the Northern Lincolnshire Edge and Coversands National Character Area to the north. It is an open landscape with far-reaching views over the Trent and Belvoir Vales and up to Lincoln Cathedral. On the freedraining higher ground, landcover is primarily arable, in large geometric fields divided by limestone walls, with few trees or woodland. On the wetter, heavier clay soils to the east and south-west, pasture is more prevalent; hedgerows are the predominant boundary and the landscape has a more intimate, enclosed feel, with more trees, woodland and parkland
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