Subberthwaite, Blawith and Torver Low Commons
|SAC EU Code||UK0030285|
|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) (0.5%)
Bogs, Marshes, Water fringed vegetation, Fens (17.1%)
Heath, Scrub, Maquis and Garrigue, Phygrana (11%)
Dry grassland, Steppes (69.9%)
Broad-leaved deciduous woodland (1.5%)
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Annex I habitats that are a primary reason for selection of this site
This site in south-west Cumbria supports some of the best examples of Transition mires and quaking bogs in the UK, with over 200 mires on a broad hilly plateau. The mires are dominated by tall sedges and rushes with mixed herbs, over a ground layer of bog-mosses Sphagnum spp. and feather-mosses including Calliergon cuspidatum. Twenty-six NVC types are represented, including M4 Carex rostrata – Sphagnum recurvum mire, M9 Carex rostrata – Calliergon cuspidatum/giganteum mire, and S27 Carex rostrata – Potentilla palustris tall-herb fen.
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
- Not Applicable
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