Subberthwaite, Blawith and Torver Low Commons

Site details

UK map showing location of Subberthwaite, Blawith and Torver Low Commons Special Area of Conservation/Site of Community Importance.
Location of Subberthwaite, Blawith and Torver Low Commons 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

7140 Transition mires and quaking bogs
This site in south-west Cumbria supports some of the best examples of Transition mires and quaking bogs in the UK, with over 200 mires on a broad hilly plateau. The mires are dominated by tall sedges and rushes with mixed herbs, over a ground layer of bog-mosses Sphagnum spp. and feather-mosses including Calliergon cuspidatum. Twenty-six NVC types are represented, including M4 Carex rostrata Sphagnum recurvum mire, M9 Carex rostrata Calliergon cuspidatum/giganteum mire, and S27 Carex rostrata Potentilla palustris tall-herb fen.

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

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

Not applicable.


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