Cockinhead Moss

Site details

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

7110 Active raised bogs  * Priority feature
Cockinhead Moss in the Central Belt of Scotland is a small active raised bog supporting a vigorous growth of typical bog-mosses, including Sphagnum papillosum and S. magellanicum, as well as S. molle. The site is significant because part of the marginal lagg fen survives, supporting tall fen vegetation of sedges Carex spp. and rushes Juncus spp.

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

7120 Degraded raised bogs still capable of natural regeneration

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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