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Special Areas of Conservation

Rhidorroch Woods

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country Scotland
Unitary Authority Highlands and Islands
Centroid* NH242941
Latitude 57.89861111
Longitude -4.966666667
SAC EU Code UK0014729
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 737.75
* 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 Rhidorroch Woods SAC

General site character

  • Inland water bodies (Standing water, Running water) (0.4%)
  • Bogs, Marshes, Water fringed vegetation, Fens (1.9%)
  • Heath, Scrub, Maquis and Garrigue, Phygrana (70.2%)
  • Dry grassland, Steppes (4.5%)
  • Humid grassland, Mesophile grassland (0.1%)
  • Broad-leaved deciduous woodland (18.8%)
  • Coniferous woodland (2.1%)
  • Mixed woodland (1.3%)
  • Inland rocks, Screes, Sands, Permanent Snow and ice (0.7%)

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

  • 91C0 Caledonian forest  * Priority feature

    Rhidorroch Woods complex represents the North biochemical region and is part of a larger mosaic of woodland. Virtually the complete range of woodland types characteristic of the north-west Scottish Highlands is found here, centred on the unmodified Rhidorroch river system and interspersed with areas of heathland, peatland and semi-natural grassland. The diversity of the ground flora reflects the diversity of conditions. Species include serrated wintergreen Orthilia secunda and creeping lady’s-tresses Goodyera repens.

Annex I habitats present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for selection of this site

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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