|SAC EU Code||UK0030256|
|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) (99%)
Bogs, Marshes, Water fringed vegetation, Fens (0.5%)
Broad-leaved deciduous woodland (0.5%)
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Annex I habitats that are a primary reason for selection of this site
- Not Applicable
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
1092 White-clawed (or Atlantic stream) crayfish Austropotamobius pallipes
The Kent is a river of upland character in southern Cumbria. Densities of white-clawed crayfish Austropotamobius pallipes are very high throughout much of the Kent system (particularly in the tributaries), perhaps higher than anywhere else in England.
Annex II species present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for site selection
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