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Special Areas of Conservation

Blackmill Woodlands

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country Wales
Unitary Authority East Wales
Centroid* SS929859
Latitude 51.56138889
Longitude -3.544166667
SAC EU Code UK0030090
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 70.05
* 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 Blackmill Woodlands SAC

General site character

  • Heath, Scrub, Maquis and Garrigue, Phygrana (7.5%)
  • Broad-leaved deciduous woodland (92.5%)

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

  • Blackmill Woodlands is an example of old sessile oak woods at the southern extreme of the habitat’s range in Wales, and contributes to representation of the habitat in Wales and in south-west England. The ground flora is restricted by the relative dryness of the site, but the main habitat features of sessile oak Quercus petraea canopy, acidic ground flora of Vaccinium myrtillus and wavy hair-grass Deschampsia flexuosa, and moderate fern and bryophyte cover are present. The woodlands have a long cultural history of management, reflected in the distinctive gnarled appearance of many of the trees.

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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