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Special Areas of Conservation

Gweunydd Blaencleddau

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country Wales
Unitary Authority West Wales and The Valleys
Centroid* SN155317
Latitude 51.9533
Longitude -4.6853
SAC EU Code UK0030144
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 149.13
* 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 Gweunydd Blaencleddau SAC

General site character

  • Bogs, Marshes, Water fringed vegetation, Fens (19%)
  • Heath, Scrub, Maquis and Garrigue, Phygrana (10%)
  • Dry grassland, Steppes (1.5%)
  • Humid grassland, Mesophile grassland (54.5%)
  • Improved grassland (5%)
  • Broad-leaved deciduous woodland (9.5%)
  • Other land (including Towns, Villages, Roads, Waste places, Mines, Industrial sites) (0.5%)

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

  • 1065 Marsh fritillary butterfly Euphydryas (Eurodryas, Hypodryas) aurinia

    This mixture of wet heath and damp grassland at the head of the Eastern Cleddau contains the most extensive habitat network for marsh fritillary Euphydryas aurinia in Pembrokeshire and, in conjunction with the nearby population at Waun Isaf (Preseli cSAC), supports the strongest metapopulation of the species in this area.

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

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