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Special Areas of Conservation

Glen Creran Woods

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country Scotland
Unitary Authority Highlands and Islands
Centroid* NN004463
Latitude 56.56666667
Longitude -5.248611111
SAC EU Code UK0030155
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 705.91
* 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 Glen Creran Woods 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%)

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

  • 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

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

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