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Special Areas of Conservation

Cockinhead Moss

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country Scotland
Unitary Authority South Western Scotland
Centroid* NS361486
Latitude 55.70277778
Longitude -4.608333333
SAC EU Code UK0019761
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 47.6
* 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 Cockinhead Moss SAC

General site character

  • Bogs, Marshes, Water fringed vegetation, Fens (67%)
  • Other arable land (29%)
  • Broad-leaved deciduous woodland (4%)

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

  • 7110 Active raised bogs  * Priority feature

    Cockinhead Moss in the Central Belt of Scotland is a small active raised bog supporting a vigorous growth of typical bog-mosses, including Sphagnum papillosum and S. magellanicum, as well as S. molle. The site is significant because part of the marginal lagg fen survives, supporting tall fen vegetation of sedges Carex spp. and rushes Juncus spp.

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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