Ledmore Wood

Site details

UK map showing location of Ledmore Wood Special Area of Conservation/Site of Community Importance.
Location of Ledmore Wood 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
Ledmore Wood represents old sessile oak woods in north-east Scotland. This is the largest oak-dominated wood in Sutherland, and the most northerly large oakwood in eastern Britain. The wood is dominated over most of its area by oak Quercus spp., but gives way higher up to mature birch Betula spp. wood with patches of juniper Juniperus communis. Heathland and flush habitats exist within open areas and on the periphery. The heathy nature of the ground flora is characteristic of oakwoods in eastern Scotland, with frequent heather Calluna vulgaris and bilberry Vaccinium myrtillus. .

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

Not applicable.

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

Not applicable.


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