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Special Areas of Conservation

Clyde Valley Woods

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country Scotland
Unitary Authority South Western Scotland
Centroid* NS871485
Latitude 55.71666667
Longitude -3.797222222
SAC EU Code UK0013089
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 432.89
* 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 Clyde Valley Woods SAC

General site character

  • Inland water bodies (Standing water, Running water) (1%)
  • Heath, Scrub, Maquis and Garrigue, Phygrana (5%)
  • Dry grassland, Steppes (1%)
  • Broad-leaved deciduous woodland (92%)
  • Coniferous woodland (0.5%)
  • Mixed woodland (0.5%)

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

  • Clyde Valley Woods in southern Scotland represents the most extensive complex of woodland gorges with Tilio-Acerion forests in Scotland. Although, like all Scottish sites, Clyde Valley Woods is beyond the northern distribution limit of lime Tilia spp. it possesses otherwise characteristic features of the Tilio-Acerion. Ground flora typical of the Tilio-Acerion is found in these woods, with some southern species such as herb-Paris Paris quadrifolia and pendulous sedge Carex pendula also present.

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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