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Special Areas of Conservation

Ullswater Oakwoods

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country England
Unitary Authority Cumbria
Centroid* NY400128
Latitude 54.5075
Longitude -2.927777778
SAC EU Code UK0030295
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 123.37
* 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 Ullswater Oakwoods SAC

General site character

  • Heath, Scrub, Maquis and Garrigue, Phygrana (9%)
  • Dry grassland, Steppes (2%)
  • Broad-leaved deciduous woodland (89%)

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

  • Around Ullswater there is a cluster of old sessile oak woods, sometimes in association with other woodland types of ash Fraxinus excelsior and alder Alnus glutinosa. The woods show outstanding bryophyte assemblages (including northern species such as Ptilium crista-castrensis) and also include areas rich in saproxylic invertebrates.

Annex I habitats present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for selection of this site

  • Not Applicable

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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