The Peatlands of Wales map series provides an updated distribution of Welsh Peatlands (to 2022) based on current evidence sources. The data layers were created on a 50m grid whereby the presence and thickness of peat are elucidated from a range of sources for each 50m grid cell across Wales. A peatland evidence score defines the level of confidence in the presence of peat in any given grid cell, with those cells scoring more than 2 on this scale of 1-10, captured in the ‘Peatlands of Wales’ peat distribution map.

This dataset shows the peatland evidence score for all 50m sites with a peatland value of 1 or greater.  These scores, ranging from 2 to 10 in this map, indicate the confidence in peat being present at a given location, based on the quality of available evidence. Full details of the data sources, and their combined ranking, used to produce this peatland evidence index are provided in the report on the methodology used to derive this suite of peatland data maps.

Full details of the sources of data used to build this map as well as the methodologies used to define the level of evidence for the presence of peat and derivation of the peat evidence score as well as estimates of peat thickness (depth), carbon stock estimates and greenhouse gas emissions are presented in the Peatlands of Wales mapping methodology report.

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    The Peatlands of Wales map series provides an updated distribution of Welsh Peatlands (to 2022) based …

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deunydd organig, mawm, organic matter, peat, pridd, soil
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<p>&copy; Crown copyright. Mapping derived from soils data &copy; Cranfield University (NSRI) and for the Controller of HMSO 2020 &copy; Crown copyright 2020. Contains OS data &copy; Crown copyright and database right 2020. Contains Natural Resources Wales information &copy; Natural Resources Wales and Database Right. Contains data from BGS &copy; UKRI. All rights Reserved.&nbsp;</p>
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<p>This dataset shows the peatland evidence score for all 50m sites with a peatland value of 1 or greater.&nbsp; These scores, ranging from 2 to 1…

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<p>Full details of the sources of data used to build this map as well as the methodologies used to define the level of evidence for the presence of peat and derivation of the peat evidence score as well as estimates of peat thickness (depth), carbon stock estimates and greenhouse gas emissions are presented in the <a href="https://gov.wales/soils-policy-evidence-programme" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Peatlands of Wales mapping methodology report</a></p>
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<p>The national peatland map of Wales incorporates new relevant Soil Survey of England and Wales (SSEW) mapping evidence and other suitable peat mapping eviden…

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