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Special Areas of Conservation

Bath and Bradford-on-Avon Bats

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country England
Unitary Authority Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Bristol/Bath area
Centroid* ST834688
Latitude 51.4175
Longitude -2.238611111
SAC EU Code UK0012584
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 106.45
* 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 Bath and Bradford-on-Avon Bats SAC

General site character

  • Heath, Scrub, Maquis and Garrigue, Phygrana (4%)
  • Broad-leaved deciduous woodland (41%)
  • Other land (including Towns, Villages, Roads, Waste places, Mines, Industrial sites) (55%)

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

  • Not Applicable

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

  • 1304 Greater horseshoe bat Rhinolophus ferrumequinum

    This site in southern England includes the hibernation sites associated with 15% of the UK greater horseshoe bat Rhinolophus ferrumequinum population and is selected on the basis of the importance of this exceptionally large overwintering population.

  • 1323 Bechstein's bat Myotis bechsteinii

    Small numbers of Bechstein’s bats Myotis bechsteinii have been recorded hibernating in abandoned mines in this area, though maternity sites remain unknown.

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

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