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Special Areas of Conservation

Burrow Head

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country Scotland
Unitary Authority South Western Scotland
Centroid* NX453356
Latitude 54.69166667
Longitude -4.4
SAC EU Code UK0030102
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 244.1
* 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 Burrow Head SAC

General site character

  • Inland water bodies (Standing water, Running water) (3%)
  • Bogs, Marshes, Water fringed vegetation, Fens (2%)
  • Improved grassland (87%)
  • Other arable land (7%)
  • Broad-leaved deciduous woodland (0.5%)
  • Inland rocks, Screes, Sands, Permanent Snow and ice (0.5%)

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

  • 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 pond cluster is situated in a rolling, agricultural landscape of pasture interspersed with stands of semi-natural vegetation. Numerous ponds occur in the shallow depressions and provide water for livestock. Great crested newt Triturus cristatus has been recorded in 20 ponds. The overall site is exceptional by Scottish standards and is by far the most important known Scottish population, and is also significant in overall UK terms. It is a good representative of a population in an agricultural landscape.

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

  • Not Applicable

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