Rigg - Bile

Site details

UK map showing location of Rigg - Bile Special Area of Conservation/Site of Community Importance.
Location of Rigg - Bile 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

1230 Vegetated sea cliffs of the Atlantic and Baltic Coasts
The flora of the cliffs includes mountain avens Dryas octopetala, hairy rock-cress Arabis hirsuta, moss campion Silene acaulis, false brome Brachypodium sylvaticum and melancholy thistle Cirsium heterophyllum. At Rubh na h-Airde Glaise on the dry, exposed cliffs there is a good assemblage of rupestral bryophytes including Schistidium robustum, Ulota americana and Antitrichia curtipendula. The transition to woodland, which is dominated by dense hazel Corylus avellana scrub with birch Betula spp. and grey willow Salix cinerea, also features a wide range of bryophytes and lichens.

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

9180 Tilio-Acerion forests of slopes, screes and ravines  * Priority feature

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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