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Special Areas of Conservation

Dixton Wood

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country England
Unitary Authority Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Bristol/Bath area
Centroid* SO979313
Latitude 51.97972222
Longitude -2.030555556
SAC EU Code UK0030135
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 13.02
* 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 Dixton Wood SAC

General site character

  • Broad-leaved deciduous woodland (100%)

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

  • 1079 Violet click beetle Limoniscus violaceus

    Violet click beetle Limoniscus violaceus was discovered at Dixton Wood in 1998 and it has been found at the site on a single occasion subsequently. It is a small site with large number of ancient ash Fraxinus excelsior pollards, and supports a rich fauna of scarce invertebrate species associated with decaying timber on ancient trees.

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

  • Not Applicable

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