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Special Areas of Conservation

Clints Quarry

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country England
Unitary Authority Cumbria
Centroid* NY161357
Latitude 54.70916667
Longitude -3.302222222
SAC EU Code UK0030035
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 12.56
* 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 Clints Quarry SAC

General site character

  • Inland water bodies (Standing water, Running water) (20%)
  • Other land (including Towns, Villages, Roads, Waste places, Mines, Industrial sites) (80%)

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

  • Not Applicable

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

  • 1166 Great crested newt Triturus cristatus

    This disused quarry in north-west England contains several pools that support a large great crested newt Triturus cristatus population which has shown evidence of recruitment in recent years. Terrestrial habitat associated with the breeding areas is quarry spoil, early successional vegetation and surrounding pasture.

Annex II species present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for site selection

  • Not Applicable

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