Loch Moidart and Loch Shiel Woods
|Unitary Authority||Highlands and Islands|
|SAC EU Code||UK0030209|
|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
Tidal rivers, Estuaries, Mud flats, Sand flats, Lagoons (including saltwork basins) (15%)
Heath, Scrub, Maquis and Garrigue, Phygrana (49.5%)
Broad-leaved deciduous woodland (35%)
Inland rocks, Screes, Sands, Permanent Snow and ice (0.5%)
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Annex I habitats that are a primary reason for selection of this site
This composite site comprises a series of sizeable woodlands around Loch Moidart and on the northern shores of Loch Shiel. Extensive oak Quercus spp. woodland occurs around Loch Moidart, which in places has a diverse flora due to outcrops of basic rock; there is also a rich Atlantic bryophyte and lichen flora. The woods fringing Loch Shiel are similar, but less disturbed by development. This complex is one of a number of sites representing the Mid-west Highlands Atlantic bryophyte zone.
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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