|SAC EU Code||UK0030335|
|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 (55%)
Dry grassland, Steppes (5%)
Humid grassland, Mesophile grassland (4%)
Broad-leaved deciduous woodland (36%)
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Annex I habitats that are a primary reason for selection of this site
The woodland lies on steep boulder-strewn slopes, with the old sessile oak wood element tending to be more on the upper slopes, with ash Fraxinus excelsior and alder Alnus glutinosa lower down. The ground flora under the oak–birch areas is variable, ranging from acidic bilberry Vaccinium myrtillus-dominated areas to bluebell Hyacinthoides non-scripta on the deeper soils. The bryophyte communities are best-developed on the rocks and damp cliff faces; Atlantic species occur, although not as abundantly as in the Borrowdale valley farther west. The woods occur in association with wet and dry heath and juniper Juniperus communis communities.
Annex I habitats present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for selection of this site
4030 European dry heaths
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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