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Eversden and Wimpole Woods

Site Details

Country England
Unitary Authority East Anglia
Centroid* TL340526
Latitude 52.15888889
Longitude -0.034722222
SAC EU Code UK0030331
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation
Area (ha) 66.22

* 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 Eversden and Wimpole Woods SAC

General Site Character

Broad-leaved deciduous woodland (100%)

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

Not Applicable

Annex II species that are a primary reason for selection of this site

1308 Barbastelle Barbastella barbastellus

The site comprises a mixture of ancient coppice woodland (Eversden Wood) and high forest woods likely to be of more recent origin (Wimpole Woods). A colony of barbastelle Barbastella barbastellus is associated with the trees in Wimpole Woods. These trees are used as a summer maternity roost where the female bats gather to give birth and rear their young. Most of the roost sites are within tree crevices. The bats also use the site as a foraging area. Some of the woodland is also used as a flight path when bats forage outside the site. 

Annex II species present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for site selection

Not Applicable

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