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Special Areas of Conservation

Coedwigoedd Penrhyn Creuddyn/ Creuddyn Peninsula Woods

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country Wales
Unitary Authority West Wales and The Valleys
Centroid* SH797790
Latitude 53.29472222
Longitude -3.805833333
SAC EU Code UK0030124
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 117.97
* 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 Coedwigoedd Penrhyn Creuddyn/ Creuddyn Peninsula Woods SAC

General site character

  • Dry grassland, Steppes (2%)
  • Broad-leaved deciduous woodland (92%)
  • Coniferous woodland (5%)
  • Inland rocks, Screes, Sands, Permanent Snow and ice (1%)

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

  • Creuddyn Peninsula Woods has developed on a series of craggy Carboniferous limestone hills, and is a large example of Tilio-Acerion forest near its western extreme at this latitude in the UK. The site is one of three selected to represent the geographic range and variation of this habitat across the Carboniferous limestone of north Wales. The canopy is primarily of ash Fraxinus excelsior and sycamore Acer pseudoplatanus, with a calcicolous understorey and ground flora. Characteristic species include dog’s mercury Mercurialis perennis, hart’s-tongue Phyllitis scolopendrium and spurge laurel Daphne laureola. Yew Taxus baccata dominates locally, and there are gradations to oak Quercus petraea woodland. In places there are mosaics with rich calcareous grassland containing many rare species.

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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