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Special Areas of Conservation

SACs in Wales

There are 244 SACs, SCIs or cSACs in Wales including cross border sites. Sites are sorted alphabetically.

EU Code Name Country Local Authority Area (ha) Status
UK0030071 Aberbargoed Grasslands W East Wales 39.64 SAC
UK0030075 Afon Eden - Cors Goch Trawsfynydd W West Wales and The Valleys 284.647 SAC
UK0030046 Afon Gwyrfai a Llyn Cwellyn W West Wales and The Valleys 111.6 SAC
UK0012670 Afon Teifi/ River Teifi W West Wales and The Valleys 691.07 SAC
UK0013010 Afon Tywi/ River Tywi W West Wales and The Valleys 375.83 SAC
UK0030074 Afonydd Cleddau/ Cleddau Rivers W West Wales and The Valleys 751.706 SAC
UK0030078 Alyn Valley Woods/ Coedwigoedd Dyffryn Alun W East Wales, West Wales and The Valleys 166.67 SAC
UK0030114 Bae Cemlyn/ Cemlyn Bay W West Wales and The Valleys 43.17 SAC
UK0012926 Berwyn a Mynyddoedd de Clwyd/ Berwyn and South Clwyd Mountains W East Wales, West Wales and The Valleys 27208.51 SAC
UK0030090 Blackmill Woodlands W East Wales 70.05 SAC
UK0030092 Blaen Cynon W East Wales 66.52 SAC
UK0030096 Brecon Beacons/ Bannau Brycheiniog W East Wales 268.63 SAC
UK0030396 Bristol Channel Approaches / Dynesfeydd Môr Hafren EWO Extra-Regio 584994 SAC
UK0030104 Cadair Idris W West Wales and The Valleys 3784.36 SAC
UK0030105 Caeau Mynydd Mawr W West Wales and The Valleys 24.78 SAC
UK0030109 Cardiff Beech Woods W East Wales 114.45 SAC
UK0012712 Cardigan Bay/ Bae Ceredigion W Extra-Regio, West Wales and The Valleys 95857.06 SAC
UK0020020 Carmarthen Bay and Estuaries/ Bae Caerfyrddin ac Aberoedd W East Wales, Extra-Regio, West Wales and The Valleys 66092.05 SAC
UK0020019 Carmarthen Bay Dunes/ Twyni Bae Caerfyrddin W East Wales, West Wales and The Valleys 1204.02 SAC
UK0030070 Cernydd Carmel W West Wales and The Valleys 360.804 SAC
UK0030271 Clogwyni Pen Llŷn/ Seacliffs of Lleyn W West Wales and The Valleys 1045.02 SAC
UK0030117 Coed Cwm Einion W West Wales and The Valleys 20.92 SAC
UK0012766 Coed y Cerrig W West Wales and The Valleys 8.99 SAC
UK0030146 Coedwigoedd Dyffryn Elwy/ Elwy Valley Woods W West Wales and The Valleys 81.44 SAC
UK0030124 Coedwigoedd Penrhyn Creuddyn/ Creuddyn Peninsula Woods W West Wales and The Valleys 117.97 SAC
UK0012748 Coedydd a Cheunant Rheidol/ Rheidol Woods and Gorge W West Wales and The Valleys 228.58 SAC
UK0030118 Coedydd Aber W West Wales and The Valleys 345.88 SAC
UK0014789 Coedydd Derw a Safleoedd Ystlumod Meirion/ Meirionnydd Oakwoods and Bat Sites W West Wales and The Valleys 2812.79 SAC
UK0030119 Coedydd Llawr-y-glyn W East Wales 99.21 SAC
UK0030141 Coedydd Nedd a Mellte W East Wales 376.32 SAC
UK0030145 Coetiroedd Cwm Elan/ Elan Valley Woodlands W East Wales 438.74 SAC
UK0014790 Cors Caron W West Wales and The Valleys 861.99 SAC
UK0014791 Cors Fochno W West Wales and The Valleys 653.018 SAC
UK0030121 Corsydd Eifionydd W West Wales and The Valleys 144.18 SAC
UK0030187 Corsydd Llŷn/ Lleyn Fens W West Wales and The Valleys 282.7 SAC
UK0012884 Corsydd Môn/ Anglesey Fens W West Wales and The Valleys 465.04 SAC
UK0012885 Crymlyn Bog/ Cors Crymlyn W East Wales 299.42 SAC
UK0013585 Cwm Cadlan W East Wales 84.2 SAC
UK0030127 Cwm Clydach Woodlands / Coedydd Cwm Clydach W West Wales and The Valleys 28.08 SAC
UK0030128 Cwm Doethie - Mynydd Mallaen W West Wales and The Valleys 4121.73 SAC
UK0030131 Dee Estuary/ Aber Dyfrdwy EW Cheshire, East Wales, Extra-Regio, Merseyside, West Wales and The Valleys 15805.27 SAC
UK0030132 Deeside and Buckley Newt Sites W East Wales 206.19 SAC
UK0012878 Drostre Bank W East Wales 12.58 SAC
UK0030139 Dunraven Bay W East Wales 6.45 SAC
UK0012928 Elenydd W East Wales, West Wales and The Valleys 8609.1 SAC
UK0012946 Eryri/ Snowdonia W West Wales and The Valleys 19732.98 SAC
UK0012912 Fenn's, Whixall, Bettisfield, Wem and Cadney Mosses EW East Wales, Shropshire and Staffordshire 948.84 SAC
UK0020025 Glannau Môn: Cors heli / Anglesey Coast: Saltmarsh W West Wales and The Valleys 1056.68 SAC
UK0013046 Glannau Ynys Gybi/ Holy Island Coast W West Wales and The Valleys 460.01 SAC
UK0030042 Glan-traeth W West Wales and The Valleys 13.98 SAC
UK0030113 Glaswelltiroedd Cefn Cribwr/ Cefn Cribwr Grasslands W East Wales 57.92 SAC
UK0012661 Glynllifon W West Wales and The Valleys 187.28 SAC
UK0030157 Gower Ash Woods/ Coedydd Ynn Gŵyr W East Wales 229.63 SAC
UK0012685 Gower Commons/ Tiroedd Comin Gŵyr W East Wales 1775.29 SAC
UK0030158 Granllyn W East Wales 20.84 SAC
UK0014788 Great Orme's Head/ Pen y Gogarth W West Wales and The Valleys 302.27 SAC
UK0030160 Grogwynion W West Wales and The Valleys 42.11 SAC
UK0030144 Gweunydd Blaencleddau W West Wales and The Valleys 149.13 SAC
UK0030163 Halkyn Mountain/ Mynydd Helygain W East Wales 604.33 SAC
UK0030173 Johnstown Newt Sites W East Wales 69.29 SAC
UK0012566 Kenfig/ Cynffig W East Wales 1189.14 SAC
UK0014787 Limestone Coast of South West Wales/ Arfordir Calchfaen de Orllewin Cymru W East Wales, West Wales and The Valleys 1583.86 SAC
UK0012985 Llangorse Lake/ Llyn Syfaddan W East Wales 215.44 SAC
UK0030185 Llwyn W West Wales and The Valleys 21.97 SAC
UK0030186 Llyn Dinam W West Wales and The Valleys 36.72 SAC
UK0030205 Migneint-Arenig-Dduallt W West Wales and The Valleys 19966.12 SAC
UK0030213 Montgomery Canal W East Wales 51.46 SAC
UK0030049 Morfa Harlech a Morfa Dyffryn W West Wales and The Valleys 1059.96 SAC
UK0030161 Mwyngloddiau Fforest Gwydir/ Gwydyr Forest Mines W West Wales and The Valleys 39.13 SAC
UK0030221 Mynydd Epynt W East Wales 40.11 SAC
UK0030398 North Anglesey Marine / Gogledd Môn Forol WO Extra-Regio 324949 SAC
UK0030227 North Pembrokeshire Woodlands/ Coedydd Gogledd Sir Benfro W West Wales and The Valleys 313.8 SAC
UK0030229 North West Pembrokeshire Commons/ Comins Gogledd Orllewin Sir Benfro W West Wales and The Valleys 247.06 SAC
UK0014793 Pembrokeshire Bat Sites and Bosherston Lakes/ Safleoedd Ystlum Sir Benfro a Llynnoedd Bosherston W West Wales and The Valleys 121.26 SAC
UK0013116 Pembrokeshire Marine/ Sir Benfro Forol W Extra-Regio, West Wales and The Valleys 138038.5 SAC
UK0013117 Pen Llŷn a'r Sarnau/ Lleyn Peninsula and the Sarnau W East Wales, Extra-Regio, West Wales and The Valleys 146010.52 SAC
UK0012598 Preseli W West Wales and The Valleys 2701.68 SAC
UK0012945 Rhinog W West Wales and The Valleys 3144.31 SAC
UK0014792 Rhos Goch W East Wales 67.59 SAC
UK0012680 Rhos Llawr-cwrt W West Wales and The Valleys 45.95 SAC
UK0030245 Rhos Talglas W West Wales and The Valleys 53.38 SAC
UK0030252 River Dee and Bala Lake/ Afon Dyfrdwy a Llyn Tegid EW Cheshire, East Wales, Shropshire and Staffordshire, West Wales and The Valleys 1271.32 SAC
UK0013007 River Usk/ Afon Wysg W East Wales, West Wales and The Valleys 967.97 SAC
UK0012642 River Wye/ Afon Gwy EW East Wales, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Bristol/Bath area, Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Warwickshire, West Wales and The Valleys 2147.64 SAC
UK0013030 Severn Estuary/ Môr Hafren EW Dorset and Somerset, East Wales, Extra-Regio, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Bristol/Bath area 73714.11 SAC
UK0013045 St David's / Ty Ddewi W West Wales and The Valleys 934.3 SAC
UK0030072 Sugar Loaf Woodlands W West Wales and The Valleys 173.09 SAC
UK0014783 Tanat and Vyrnwy Bat Sites/ Safleoedd Ystlumod Tanat ac Efyrnwy W East Wales, West Wales and The Valleys 11.55 SAC
UK0014784 Usk Bat Sites/ Safleoedd Ystlumod Wysg W East Wales, West Wales and The Valleys 1686.025 SAC
UK0030397 West Wales Marine / Gorllewin Cymru Forol WO Extra-Regio 737614 SAC
UK0014794 Wye Valley and Forest of Dean Bat Sites/ Safleoedd Ystlumod Dyffryn Gwy a Fforest y Ddena EW Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Bristol/Bath area, West Wales and The Valleys 144.82 SAC
UK0012727 Wye Valley Woodlands/ Coetiroedd Dyffryn Gwy EW Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Bristol/Bath area, Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Warwickshire, West Wales and The Valleys 913.32 SAC
UK0030202 Y Fenai a Bae Conwy/ Menai Strait and Conwy Bay W Extra-Regio, West Wales and The Valleys 26501.64 SAC
UK0020021 Y Twyni o Abermenai i Aberffraw/ Abermenai to Aberffraw Dunes W West Wales and The Valleys 1868.6 SAC
UK0030305 Yerbeston Tops W West Wales and The Valleys 18.6 SAC

Key to site status abbreviations

  • SAC = Special Area of Conservation
  • SCI = Site of Community Importance
  • cSAC = Candidate Special Area of Conservation
  • pSAC = Possible Special Area of Conservation

Site area and location information for pSACs where available, is provisional. Descriptive site details are not available for pSACs.

Click for explanation of what the above terms mean