Rhinog

Site details

UK map showing location of Rhinog Special Area of Conservation/Site of Community Importance.
Location of Rhinog 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

4030 European dry heaths
Rhinog is representative of upland European dry heaths in Wales. On shady slopes, the site contains what is considered to be the best development of H21Calluna vulgaris Vaccinium myrtillus Sphagnum capillifolium heath outside Scotland. Other NVC types represented include H8Calluna vulgaris Ulex gallii, H10Calluna vulgaris Erica cinerea, and H12Calluna vulgaris Vaccinium myrtillus heaths.
91A0 Old sessile oak woods with Ilex and Blechnum in the British Isles
Rhinog in north Wales contains high-quality examples of old sessile oak woods. This woodland is continuous with that in the adjacent Coedydd Derw a Safleoedd Ystlumod Meirion/ Meirionnydd Oakwoods and Bat Sites, and is best considered with that site.

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

3130 Oligotrophic to mesotrophic standing waters with vegetation of the Littorelletea uniflorae and/or of the Isoto-Nanojuncetea
4010 Northern Atlantic wet heaths with Erica tetralix
4060 Alpine and Boreal heaths
7130 Blanket bogs (* if active bog)  * Priority feature
7150 Depressions on peat substrates of the Rhynchosporion

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

1831 Floating water-plantain  Luronium natans

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