|SAC EU Code||UK0030306|
|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
Heath, Scrub, Maquis and Garrigue, Phygrana (14%)
Broad-leaved deciduous woodland (80%)
Coniferous woodland (4%)
Non-forest areas cultivated with woody plants (including Orchards, groves, Vineyards, Dehesas) (2%)
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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
91J0 Taxus baccata woods of the British Isles * Priority feature
Extensive yew Taxus baccata groves occur on the slopes and crags of Yewbarrow in association with 91A0 old sessile oak woods and invasive beech Fagus sylvatica stands on acidic substrates. Over much of the site, where light conditions allow, grasses such as wavy hair-grass Deschampsia flexuosa and creeping soft-grass Holcus mollis predominate with bracken Pteridium aquilinum. There are also some base-rich flushes along the stream-sides.
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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