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Special Areas of Conservation

Arnecliff and Park Hole Woods

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country England
Unitary Authority North Yorkshire
Centroid* NZ786049
Latitude 54.43333333
Longitude -0.787777778
SAC EU Code UK0030142
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 52.39
* 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 Arnecliff and Park Hole Woods SAC

General site character

  • Inland water bodies (Standing water, Running water) (2%)
  • Bogs, Marshes, Water fringed vegetation, Fens (4%)
  • Broad-leaved deciduous woodland (17.1%)
  • Mixed woodland (72.9%)
  • Inland rocks, Screes, Sands, Permanent Snow and ice (4%)

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

Annex II species that are a primary reason for selection of this site

  • 1421 Killarney fern Trichomanes speciosum

    This site contains a greater number of sporophytes than found elsewhere in the UK. However the plants are small, and in many cases not fully developed, with mature spore-producing plants extremely rare. The great significance of this site lies in that the sporophytes appear to be recently developed from gametophytes, a phenomenon that has only been rarely recorded elsewhere in the United Kingdom.

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

  • Not Applicable

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