Borrowdale Woodland Complex
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|
|Borrowdale has the most extensive block of western old sessile oak woods in northern England, and has a diverse range of stand types, which contributes to conservation of habitat structure and function. Amongst the oak stands there are small patches of 91D0 Bog woodland (birch Betula sp. on peat), ash Fraxinus excelsior woodland and alder Alnus glutinosa stands. The woods are especially rich in bryophytes and lichens, and northern species occur, such as the moss Ptilium crista-castrensis. Rare plants, such as touch-me-not balsam Impatiens noli-tangere and alpine enchanterís-nightshade Circaea alpina, also have important British occurrences here.|
Annex I habitats present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for selection of this site
|8220 Siliceous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation|
|91D0 Bog woodland * Priority feature|
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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