Creag nan Gamhainn

Site details

UK map showing location of Creag nan Gamhainn Special Area of Conservation/Site of Community Importance.
Location of Creag nan Gamhainn 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

7220 Petrifying springs with tufa formation (Cratoneurion)  * Priority feature
Creag nan Gamhainn, a limestone crag and small, wooded gorge along the River Avon, is one of three sites selected in north-east Scotland for this habitat. An unusual feature of the site is the occurrence of Petrifying springs with tufa formation (Cratoneurion) within woodland. Although unusual in the UK, the habitat type is found in similar woodland situations in Fennoscandia. The mixed broad-leaved woodland has a ground flora rich in ferns. Other associated habitats include dry calcareous grassland and fen communities.

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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