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Special Areas of Conservation

Llangorse Lake/ Llyn Syfaddan

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country Wales
Unitary Authority East Wales
Centroid* SO131262
Latitude 51.92777778
Longitude -3.264444444
SAC EU Code UK0012985
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 215.44
* 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 Llangorse Lake/ Llyn Syfaddan SAC

General site character

  • Inland water bodies (Standing water, Running water) (56.8%)
  • Bogs, Marshes, Water fringed vegetation, Fens (11.9%)
  • Humid grassland, Mesophile grassland (8.9%)
  • Improved grassland (16%)
  • Broad-leaved deciduous woodland (5.1%)
  • Other land (including Towns, Villages, Roads, Waste places, Mines, Industrial sites) (1.3%)

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

  • Llangorse Lake is the largest lake in south Wales and is an example of a northern or western natural eutrophic lake of glacial origin, in this case lying on Old Red Sandstone. The flora is dominated by pondweed – yellow water-lily PotamogetonaceaeNupharetum associations, and the shoreline flora is a good example of the club-rush – common reed ScirpoPhragmitetum association. Llangorse Lake has a different flora from that of Loch Watten, the other lake of this type selected, being richer in more southern elements such as shining pondweed Potamogeton lucens.

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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