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Special Areas of Conservation

Dykeneuk Moss

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country Scotland
Unitary Authority South Western Scotland
Centroid* NS347471
Latitude 55.68888889
Longitude -4.630555556
SAC EU Code UK0019763
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 61.92
* 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 Dykeneuk Moss SAC

General site character

  • Bogs, Marshes, Water fringed vegetation, Fens (77%)
  • Humid grassland, Mesophile grassland (5%)
  • Improved grassland (11%)
  • Broad-leaved deciduous woodland (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

  • 7110 Active raised bogs  * Priority feature

    Dykeneuk Moss is a large site in the central belt of Scotland with a typical raised bog structure. Although the site has been modified in its northern parts by afforestation and drainage, it is recovering. The remainder of the site has extensive areas of Active raised bog vegetation with Sphagnum papillosum, S. magellanicum and cranberry Vaccinium oxycoccos.

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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