Coedydd Nedd a Mellte

Site details

UK map showing location of Coedydd Nedd a Mellte Special Area of Conservation/Site of Community Importance.
Location of Coedydd Nedd a Mellte SAC/SCI/cSAC
 

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

91A0 Old sessile oak woods with Ilex and Blechnum in the British Isles
Coedydd Nedd a Mellte is a very large and diverse example of old sessile oak wood in south Wales. The woods extend along a series of deeply incised valleys and ravines, and contain complex mosaics of sessile oak Quercus petraea woodland, ash Fraxinus excelsior woodland (some of which is referable to Annex I type 9180 Tilio-Acerion forests of slopes, screes and ravines), and transitions to lowland woodland types. The whole site is biologically rich, with many woodland plant communities represented and rich bryophyte and lichen assemblages. Notable higher plant species include wood fescue Festuca altissima and the ferns Dryopteris aemula, Hymenophyllum tunbrigense and Asplenium viride.

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

9180 Tilio-Acerion forests of slopes, screes and ravines  * Priority feature

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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