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Ford Moss

Site Details

Country England
Unitary Authority Northumberland and Tyne and Wear
Centroid* NT970377
Latitude 55.63277778
Longitude -2.0475
SAC EU Code UK0030151
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation
Area (ha) 60.96

* 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 Ford Moss SAC

General Site Character

Bogs, Marshes, Water fringed vegetation, Fens (50%)
Improved grassland (10%)
Broad-leaved deciduous woodland (10%)
Coniferous woodland (20%)
Mixed woodland (10%)

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

7110 Active raised bogs  * Priority feature

Ford Moss is a largely intact 46 ha bog in undulating topography in the rain-shadow of the Cheviot Hills. Although partially drained, the re-wetted surface contains many waterlogged areas with species typical of peat-formation. Thus, although there are drier purple moor-grass Molinia caerulea-dominated parts, it is considered to be predominantly active raised bog. There is a 12 m depth of peat within the confining basin. The vegetation includes species of raised bog as well as poor-fen, which is also indicated in places by the presence of white sedge Carex curta where water runs into the bog from the surrounding slopes.

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

Not Applicable

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

Not Applicable

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