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Special Areas of Conservation

Pitmaduthy Moss

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country Scotland
Unitary Authority Highlands and Islands
Centroid* NH781778
Latitude 57.77361111
Longitude -4.05
SAC EU Code UK0013619
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 121.12
* 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 Pitmaduthy Moss SAC

General site character

  • Inland water bodies (Standing water, Running water) (0.5%)
  • Bogs, Marshes, Water fringed vegetation, Fens (30%)
  • Heath, Scrub, Maquis and Garrigue, Phygrana (10%)
  • Broad-leaved deciduous woodland (9.5%)
  • Coniferous woodland (50%)

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

  • 91D0 Bog woodland  * Priority feature

    This Bog woodland site in northern Scotland has, unusually, developed under relatively dry climatic conditions. The communities, which have strong affinities with Scandinavian bogs, are a complex of poor fen and bog. The Moss consists of a system of pools in a shallow hollow bounded by low ridges. Scattered stunted Scots pine Pinus sylvestris occur on the slightly drier areas within the hollow, with the characteristic slow growth pattern and in a stable relationship with the bog surface. The trees become more abundant and attain greater size on the drier ridges. Peat stratigraphy shows evidence of truncation in the peat layers, suggesting a history of peat-cutting at this site.

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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