Glen Creran Woods
|Unitary Authority||Highlands and Islands|
|SAC EU Code||UK0030155|
|Status||Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)|
|* 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
Inland water bodies (Standing water, Running water) (1%)
Bogs, Marshes, Water fringed vegetation, Fens (10%)
Heath, Scrub, Maquis and Garrigue, Phygrana (10%)
Humid grassland, Mesophile grassland (10%)
Broad-leaved deciduous woodland (60%)
Coniferous woodland (9%)
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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
This complex of sites in north Argyll represents old sessile oak woods in the west of Scotland. Some of the component sites also contain examples of 9180 Tilio-Acerion forests of slopes, screes and ravines. The woodland is of outstanding importance for the rich communities of mosses and lichens which it supports.
Annex I habitats present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for selection of this site
9180 Tilio-Acerion forests of slopes, screes and ravines * Priority feature
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
1355 Otter Lutra lutra
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