Skip to Content

Special Areas of Conservation

Coedydd a Cheunant Rheidol/ Rheidol Woods and Gorge

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country Wales
Unitary Authority West Wales and The Valleys
Centroid* SN748789
Latitude 52.3936
Longitude -3.8397
SAC EU Code UK0012748
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 228.58
* 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 Coedydd a Cheunant Rheidol/ Rheidol Woods and Gorge SAC

General site character

  • Inland water bodies (Standing water, Running water) (3%)
  • Heath, Scrub, Maquis and Garrigue, Phygrana (3%)
  • Broad-leaved deciduous woodland (91%)
  • Inland rocks, Screes, Sands, Permanent Snow and ice (3%)

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

  • Rheidol Woods provides a very large example of old sessile oak woods in mid-western Wales, extending along a steep-sided river valley. The canopy is dominated by sessile oak Quercus petraea, and the ground flora has the typical acidophile species and well-developed lower plant component of this habitat in Wales. Small-leaved lime Tilia cordata occurs in places, suggesting a fragmentary occurrence of 9180 Tilio-Acerion woodland. The woods are also notable for breeding birds.

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

  • Not Applicable

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

  • Not Applicable

Many designated sites are on private land: the listing of a site in these pages does not imply any right of public access.