Kippenrait Glen

Site details

UK map showing location of Kippenrait Glen Special Area of Conservation/Site of Community Importance.
Location of Kippenrait Glen 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
This gorge woodland represents Tilio-Acerion forest in central Scotland. Kippenrait Glen consists mainly of base-rich mixed valley woodland of ancient/long-established origin and is the largest woodland of this type in Stirling district. The wood is relatively undisturbed and has an extremely high diversity of woodland plant species. There are extensive stands dominated by ash Fraxinus excelsior and elm Ulmus spp., and the rich, characteristic ground flora includes dogís mercury Mercurialis perennis, sanicle Sanicula europaea, enchanterís nightshade Circaea lutetiana and the locally rare herb-Paris Paris quadrifolia.

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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