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Special Areas of Conservation

Cawdor Wood

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country Scotland
Unitary Authority Highlands and Islands
Centroid* NH847487
Latitude 57.51388889
Longitude -3.925
SAC EU Code UK0030112
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 161.68
* 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 Cawdor Wood SAC

General site character

  • Inland water bodies (Standing water, Running water) (7%)
  • Broad-leaved deciduous woodland (75%)
  • Coniferous woodland (15%)
  • Mixed woodland (3%)

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

  • This site is one of the largest oak woodland sites in north-east Scotland, and is important within the SAC series as it represents the more continental end of the habitat range. The wood is outstanding for its lichen flora, with species characteristic of relatively dry ‘continental’ climatic conditions. The ground flora is also characteristic of more continental stands, dominated largely by great wood-rush Luzula sylvatica and heather Calluna vulgaris.

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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