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Special Areas of Conservation

River Kent

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country England
Unitary Authority Cumbria
Centroid* SD508953
Latitude 54.35055556
Longitude -2.756666667
SAC EU Code UK0030256
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 88.9
* 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 River Kent 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%)

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

  • 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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