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Special Areas of Conservation

Godrevy Head to St Agnes

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country England
Unitary Authority Cornwall and Isles of Scilly
Centroid* SW700496
Latitude 50.3006
Longitude -5.2303
SAC EU Code UK0012549
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 128.39
* This is the approximate central point of the SAC. In the case of large, linear or composite sites, this may not represent the location where a feature occurs within the SAC.
Location of Godrevy Head to St Agnes SAC

General site character

  • Marine areas, Sea inlets (1%)
  • Coastal sand dunes, Sand beaches, Machair (10%)
  • Shingle, Sea cliffs, Islets (10%)
  • Inland water bodies (Standing water, Running water) (2%)
  • Bogs, Marshes, Water fringed vegetation, Fens (2%)
  • Heath, Scrub, Maquis and Garrigue, Phygrana (35%)
  • Dry grassland, Steppes (35%)
  • Other land (including Towns, Villages, Roads, Waste places, Mines, Industrial sites) (5%)

Download the Natura 2000 standard data form for this site as submitted to Europe (PDF <100kb)

Note When undertaking an appropriate assessment of impacts at a site, all features of European importance (both primary and non-primary) need to be considered.

Annex I habitats that are a primary reason for selection of this site

  • This site is characterised by maritime 4030 European dry heaths, but along the Chapel Porth valley it supports stands of Dorset heath Erica ciliaris. At this site the species occurs on drier substrates than in Dorset.

  • The dry heathland in this site represents typical examples of wind-pruned, ‘waved’ H4 Ulex galliiAgrostis curtisii and H8 Calluna vulgarisUlex gallii heath, with some maritime features. Several noteworthy species occur in the site, including bristle bent Agrostis curtisii, red-flowered kidney vetch Anthyllis vulneraria var. coccinea, Portland spurge Euphorbia portlandica and hairy greenweed Genista pilosa. Scattered areas of 4020 Temperate Atlantic wet heaths with Erica ciliaris and Erica tetralix also occur.

Annex I habitats present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for selection of this site

  • Not Applicable

Annex II species that are a primary reason for selection of this site

  • 1654 Early gentian Gentianella anglica

    Habitat occurrence description not yet available.

Annex II species present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for site selection

  • Not Applicable

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