HLA Type - Restored Agricultural Land

Restored Agricultural Land

Land once used for opencast or mining activities is sometimes restored to agricultural land on completion of extraction works. This procedure, adopted during the late 20th century, creates an artificial landscape that is generally used as pasture.

The restored agricultural land at North Pitkinny in Fife stands out from the surrounding rectilinear fields. These artificial landscapes are always noted on current OS maps.

HES DP040895