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Special Areas of Conservation

Wormley Hoddesdonpark Woods

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country England
Unitary Authority Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire
Centroid* TL320059
Latitude 51.73555556
Longitude -0.088611111
SAC EU Code UK0013696
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 336.47
* 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 Wormley Hoddesdonpark Woods SAC

General site character

  • Heath, Scrub, Maquis and Garrigue, Phygrana (2%)
  • Dry grassland, Steppes (3%)
  • Broad-leaved deciduous woodland (90%)
  • Coniferous woodland (3%)
  • Mixed woodland (2%)

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

  • Wormley Hoddesdonpark Woods in south-east England has large stands of almost pure hornbeam Carpinus betulus (former coppice), with sessile oak Quercus petraea standards. Areas dominated by bluebell Hyacinthoides non-scripta do occur, but elsewhere there are stands of great wood-rush Luzula sylvatica with carpets of the mosses Dicranum majus and Leucobryum glaucum. Locally, a bryophyte community more typical of continental Europe occurs, including the mosses Dicranum montanum, D. flagellare and D. tauricum.

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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