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Special Areas of Conservation

Coedydd Nedd a Mellte

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country Wales
Unitary Authority East Wales
Centroid* SN919093
Latitude 51.77222222
Longitude -3.567222222
SAC EU Code UK0030141
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 376.32
* 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 Coedydd Nedd a Mellte SAC

General site character

  • Inland water bodies (Standing water, Running water) (2.6%)
  • Heath, Scrub, Maquis and Garrigue, Phygrana (8.5%)
  • Dry grassland, Steppes (7.4%)
  • Humid grassland, Mesophile grassland (1%)
  • Improved grassland (0.2%)
  • Broad-leaved deciduous woodland (76.9%)
  • Coniferous woodland (2.1%)
  • Inland rocks, Screes, Sands, Permanent Snow and ice (0.9%)
  • Other land (including Towns, Villages, Roads, Waste places, Mines, Industrial sites) (0.4%)

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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

  • Coedydd Nedd a Mellte is a very large and diverse example of old sessile oak wood in south Wales. The woods extend along a series of deeply incised valleys and ravines, and contain complex mosaics of sessile oak Quercus petraea woodland, ash Fraxinus excelsior woodland (some of which is referable to Annex┬áI type 9180 Tilio-Acerion forests of slopes, screes and ravines), and transitions to lowland woodland types. The whole site is biologically rich, with many woodland plant communities represented and rich bryophyte and lichen assemblages. Notable higher plant species include wood fescue Festuca altissima and the ferns Dryopteris aemula, Hymenophyllum tunbrigense and Asplenium viride.

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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