Subberthwaite, Blawith and Torver Low Commons
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
|7140 Transition mires and quaking bogs|
|This site in south-west Cumbria supports some of the best examples of Transition mires and quaking bogs in the UK, with over 200 mires on a broad hilly plateau. The mires are dominated by tall sedges and rushes with mixed herbs, over a ground layer of bog-mosses Sphagnum spp. and feather-mosses including Calliergon cuspidatum. Twenty-six NVC types are represented, including M4 Carex rostrata – Sphagnum recurvum mire, M9 Carex rostrata – Calliergon cuspidatum/giganteum mire, and S27 Carex rostrata – Potentilla palustris tall-herb fen.|
Annex I habitats present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for selection of this site
|7150 Depressions on peat substrates of the Rhynchosporion|
Annex II species that are a primary reason for selection of this site
Annex II species present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for site selection
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