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Special Areas of Conservation

Coed y Cerrig

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country Wales
Unitary Authority West Wales and The Valleys
Centroid* SO291210
Latitude 51.88333333
Longitude -3.029166667
SAC EU Code UK0012766
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 8.99
* 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 Coed y Cerrig SAC

General site character

  • Inland water bodies (Standing water, Running water) (1.1%)
  • Bogs, Marshes, Water fringed vegetation, Fens (6.6%)
  • Broad-leaved deciduous woodland (91.2%)
  • Other land (including Towns, Villages, Roads, Waste places, Mines, Industrial sites) (1.1%)

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

  • Coed y Cerrig is a good example of alluvial forest in southern Wales. The valley-bottom woodland has a canopy dominated by alder Alnus glutinosa with ash Fraxinus excelsior, and a rich understorey that includes guelder-rose Viburnum opulus and bird cherry Prunus padus. The ground flora is characterised by abundant large sedges Carex spp., and a wide diversity of wet woodland species. The woodland is continuous with diverse ash-elm Fraxinus-Ulmus and oak Quercus spp. woodland on the valley sides.

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

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