Coedwigoedd Dyffryn Elwy/ Elwy Valley Woods

Site details

UK map showing location of Coedwigoedd Dyffryn Elwy/ Elwy Valley Woods Special Area of Conservation/Site of Community Importance.
Location of Coedwigoedd Dyffryn Elwy/ Elwy Valley Woods 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

9180 Tilio-Acerion forests of slopes, screes and ravines  * Priority feature
Elwy Valley Woods is one of three sites selected to represent Tilio-Acerion forest across its geographic range on the Carboniferous limestone of north Wales, and is an example of the habitat with an outstanding lower-plant flora. The canopy is quite varied: ash Fraxinus excelsior is the commonest tree, but there is also occasional small-leaved lime Tilia cordata and wild service-tree Sorbus torminalis. There is a rich, calcicolous understorey and ground flora, and rare bryophytes include Bryum canariense, Cololejeunea rossettiana, Plagiochila britannica, Platydictya confervoides and Isothecium striatulum. The woods have developed along steep valley-sides and ravines that are also important for their cave systems and Pleistocene fossil mammal assemblages.

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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