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Special Areas of Conservation

Bredon Hill

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country England
Unitary Authority Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Warwickshire
Centroid* SO965406
Latitude 52.0636
Longitude -2.0506
SAC EU Code UK0012587
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 360.46
* 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 Bredon Hill SAC

General site character

  • Heath, Scrub, Maquis and Garrigue, Phygrana (10%)
  • Dry grassland, Steppes (10%)
  • Non-forest areas cultivated with woody plants (including Orchards, groves, Vineyards, Dehesas) (80%)

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

  • 1079 Violet click beetle Limoniscus violaceus

    Violet click beetle Limoniscus violaceus was recorded at Bredon Hill in 1989, although there is a 1939 record from ‘Tewkesbury’, which may refer to Bredon Hill. It has been found in each of several years since. It is a very important site for fauna associated with decaying timber on ancient trees, including many Red Data Book and Nationally Scarce invertebrate species.

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

  • Not Applicable

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