|Unitary Authority||Northumberland and Tyne and Wear|
|SAC EU Code||UK0030151|
|Status||Designated Special Area of Conservation|
* 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.
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)
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
Annex II species that are a primary reason for selection of this site
Annex II species present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for site selection
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