Special Protection Areas (SPAs): UK

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UK Special Protection Areas 17 September 2018
Site name Site code Country Area (ha) Status
Abberton Reservoir UK9009141 E 718.31 Classified SPA
Alde-Ore Estuary UK9009112 E 2403.5 Classified SPA
Arun Valley UK9020281 E 530.42 Classified SPA
Ashdown Forest UK9012181 E 3207.07 Classified SPA
Avon Valley UK9011091 E 1351.1 Classified SPA
Benacre to Easton Bavents UK9009291 E 470.6 Classified SPA
Benfleet and Southend Marshes UK9009171 E 2283.94 Classified SPA
Blackwater Estuary (Mid-Essex Coast Phase 4) UK9009245 E 4403.38 Classified SPA
Bowland Fells UK9005151 E 16007.64 Classified SPA
Breckland UK9009201 E 39432.75 Classified SPA
Breydon Water UK9009181 E 1203.05 Classified SPA
Broadland UK9009253 E 5508.88 Classified SPA
Chesil Beach and The Fleet UK9010091 E 747.37 Classified SPA
Chew Valley Lake UK9010041 E 575.94 Classified SPA
Chichester and Langstone Harbours UK9011011 E 5810.95 Classified SPA
Colne Estuary (Mid-Essex Coast Phase 2) UK9009243 E 2719.93 Classified SPA
Coquet Island UK9006031 E 19.78 Classified SPA
Crouch and Roach Estuaries (Mid-Essex Coast Phase 3) UK9009244 E 1745.11 Classified SPA
Deben Estuary UK9009261 E 981.08 Classified SPA
Dengie (Mid-Essex Coast Phase 1) UK9009242 E 3133.94 Classified SPA
Dorset Heathlands UK9010101 E 8184.96 Classified SPA
Duddon Estuary UK9005031 E 6779.9 Classified SPA

Dungeness, Romney Marsh and Rye Bay

UK9012091 E 42457.15 Classified SPA
East Devon Heaths UK9010121 E 1124.4 Classified SPA
Exe Estuary UK9010081 E 2366.84 Classified SPA
Falmouth Bay to St Austell Bay UK9020323 E 25899.07 Classified SPA
Farne Islands UK9006021 E 101.23 Classified SPA
Flamborough Head and Bempton Cliffs UK9006101 E 207.17 Classified SPA
Foulness (Mid-Essex Coast Phase 5) UK9009246 E 10940.64 Classified SPA
Gibraltar Point UK9008022 E 422.2 Classified SPA
Great Yarmouth North Denes UK9009271 E 160.37 Classified SPA
Greater Wash UK9020329 E 24489.65 Classified SPA
Hamford Water UK9009131 E 3532.54 Classified SPA
Holburn Lake and Moss UK9006041 E 27.96 Classified SPA
Hornsea Mere UK9006171 E 232.25 Classified SPA
Humber Estuary UK9006111 E 37630.24 Classified SPA
Isles of Scilly UK9020288 E 394.01 Classified SPA
Lee Valley UK9012111 E 451.29 Classified SPA
Leighton Moss UK9005091 E 129.65 Classified SPA
Lindisfarne UK9006011 E 3671.03 Classified SPA
Liverpool Bay / Bae Lerpwl UK9020294 EWO 252177.00 Classified SPA
Lower Derwent Valley UK9006092 E 1090.87 Classified SPA
Marazion Marsh UK9020289 E 53.73 Classified SPA
Martin Mere UK9005111 E 119.75 Classified SPA
Medway Estuary and Marshes UK9012031 E 4686.32 Classified SPA
Mersey Estuary UK9005131 E 5023.35 Classified SPA
Mersey Narrows and North Wirral Foreshore UK9020287 E 2078.36 Classified SPA
Minsmere-Walberswick UK9009101 E 2019.11 Classified SPA
Morecambe Bay UK9005081 E   36985.47 Classified SPA
Morecambe Bay and Duddon Estuary UK9020326 E 66899.96 Classified SPA
Nene Washes UK9008031 E 1520.38 Classified SPA
New Forest UK9011031 E 27968.96 Classified SPA
North Norfolk Coast UK9009031 E 7862.27 Classified SPA
North Pennine Moors UK9006272 E 147276.1 Classified SPA
North York Moors UK9006161 E 44094.98 Classified SPA
Northumbria Coast UK9006131 E 1097.44 Classified SPA
Northumberland Marine UK9020325 E   88498.35 Classified SPA
Ouse Washes UK9008041 E 2493.49 Classified SPA
Outer Thames Estuary UK9020309 EO 393611.88 Classified SPA
Pagham Harbour UK9012041 E 629.01 Classified SPA
Peak District Moors (South Pennine Moors Phase 1) UK9007021 E 45300.54 Classified SPA
Poole Harbour UK9010111 E 4157.62 Classified SPA
Porton Down UK9011101 E 1562.32 Classified SPA
Portsmouth Harbour UK9011051 E 1249.6 Classified SPA
Ribble and Alt Estuaries UK9005103 E 12449.92 Classified SPA
Rutland Water UK9008051 E 1555.24 Classified SPA
Salisbury Plain UK9011102 E 19715.99 Classified SPA
Sandlings UK9020286 E 3405.72 Classified SPA
Severn Estuary UK9015022 EW 24487.91 Classified SPA
Solent and Southampton Water UK9011061 E 5401.12 Classified SPA
Somerset Levels and Moors UK9010031 E 6395.47 Classified SPA
South Pennine Moors Phase 2 UK9007022 E 20944.46 Classified SPA
South West London Waterbodies UK9012171 E 825.1 Classified SPA
Stodmarsh UK9012121 E 481.32 Classified SPA
Stour and Orwell Estuaries UK9009121 E 3667.37 Classified SPA
Tamar Estuaries Complex UK9010141 E 1944.85 Classified SPA
Teesmouth and Cleveland Coast UK9006061 E 1251.51 Classified SPA
Thames Basin Heaths UK9012141 E 8311.06 Classified SPA
Thames Estuary and Marshes UK9012021 E 4802.47 Classified SPA
Thanet Coast and Sandwich Bay UK9012071 E 1880.85 Classified SPA
The Dee Estuary UK9013011 EW 14294.95 Classified SPA
The Swale UK9012011 E 6509.88 Classified SPA
The Wash UK9008021 E 62044.14 Classified SPA
Thorne and Hatfield Moors UK9005171 E 2438.46 Classified SPA
Thursley, Hankley and Frensham Commons (Wealden Heaths Phase 1) UK9012131 E 1879.83 Classified SPA
Upper Nene Valley Gravel Pits UK9020296 E 1357.68 Classified SPA
Upper Solway Flats and Marshes UK9005012 ES 43678.26 Classified SPA
Walmore Common UK9007051 E 53.41 Classified SPA
Wealden Heaths Phase 2 UK9012132 E 2056.5 Classified SPA
Antrim Hills UK9020301 NI 27092.69 Classified SPA
Belfast Lough UK9020101 NI 428.64 Classified SPA
Belfast Lough Open Water UK9020290 NI 5591.73 Classified SPA
Carlingford Lough UK9020161 NI 826.91 Classified SPA
Copeland Islands UK9020291 NI 200.19 Classified SPA
Killough Bay UK9020221 NI 132.71 Classified SPA
Larne Lough UK9020042 NI 391.48 Classified SPA
Lough Foyle UK9020031 NI 2194.22 Classified SPA
Lough Neagh and Lough Beg UK9020091 NI 40857.18 Classified SPA
Outer Ards UK9020271 NI 1394.8 Classified SPA
Pettigoe Plateau UK9020051 NI 1263.29 Classified SPA
Rathlin Island UK9020011 NI 3342.8 Classified SPA
Sheep Island UK9020021 NI 3.39 Classified SPA
Slieve Beagh - Mullaghfad - Lisnaskea UK9020302 NI 8941.53 Classified SPA
Strangford Lough UK9020111 NI 15564.4 Classified SPA
Upper Lough Erne UK9020071 NI 5762.08 Classified SPA
Irish Sea Front UK9020328 O 18000.00 Classified SPA
Abernethy Forest UK9002561 S 5783.61 Classified SPA
Achanalt Marshes UK9001701 S 209.32 Classified SPA
Ailsa Craig UK9003091 S 2759.53 Classified SPA
Aird and Borve, Benbecula UK9001751 S 359.03 Classified SPA
Anagach Woods UK9020297 S 392.49 Classified SPA
Arran Moors UK9003341 S 10801.78 Classified SPA
Assynt Lochs UK9001591 S 1158.19 Classified SPA
Auskerry UK9002381 S 103.11 Classified SPA
Ballochbuie UK9002781 S 1882.33 Classified SPA
Beinn Dearg UK9001631 S 5613.62 Classified SPA
Ben Alder UK9002551 S 2877.51 Classified SPA
Ben Wyvis UK9001641 S 2178.41 Classified SPA
Black Cart UK9003221 S 55.5 Classified SPA
Bridgend Flats, Islay UK9003052 S 332.08 Classified SPA
Buchan Ness to Collieston Coast UK9002491 S 5400.76 Classified SPA
Caenlochan UK9004011 S 5971 Classified SPA
Cairngorms UK9002241 S 50914.33 Classified SPA
Cairngorms Massif UK9020308 S 187484.9 Classified SPA
Caithness and Sutherland Peatlands UK9001151 S 145313 Classified SPA
Caithness Lochs UK9001171 S 1381.65 Classified SPA
Calf of Eday UK9002431 S 2671.77 Classified SPA
Cameron Reservoir UK9004131 S 68.71 Classified SPA
Canna and Sanday UK9001431 S 6567.58 Classified SPA
Cape Wrath UK9001231 S 6734.48 Classified SPA
Castle Loch, Lochmaben UK9003191 S 106.68 Classified SPA
Cnuic agus Cladach Mhuile UK9003311 S 29242.12 Classified SPA
Coll UK9003031 S 2324.37 Classified SPA
Coll (corncrake) UK9003033 S 368.53 Classified SPA
Copinsay UK9002151 S 3607.7 Classified SPA
Craigmore Wood UK9001801 S 653.46 Classified SPA
Creag Meagaidh UK9002161 S 2856.17 Classified SPA
Cromarty Firth UK9001623 S 3247.95 Classified SPA
Cuillins UK9001781 S 29503.25 Classified SPA
Darnaway and Lethen Forest UK9020292 S 1830.42 Classified SPA
Din Moss - Hoselaw Loch UK9004291 S 50.58 Classified SPA
Dornoch Firth and Loch Fleet UK9001622 S 7856.54 Classified SPA
Drumochter Hills UK9002301 S 9431.89 Classified SPA
East Caithness Cliffs UK9001182 S 11696.37 Classified SPA
East Sanday Coast UK9002331 S 1508.2 Classified SPA
Eilean na Muice Duibhe (Duich Moss), Islay UK9003054 S 577.27 Classified SPA
Eoligarry, Barra UK9001761 S 143.59 Classified SPA
Fair Isle UK9002091 S 6825.1 Classified SPA
Fala Flow UK9004241 S 317.75 Classified SPA
Fetlar UK9002031 S 16964.69 Classified SPA
Firth of Forth UK9004411 S 6317.69 Classified SPA
Firth of Tay and Eden Estuary UK9004121 S 6947.62 Classified SPA
Flannan Isles UK9001021 S 5832.82 Classified SPA
Foinaven UK9020306 S 21082.64 Classified SPA
Forest of Clunie UK9004381 S 19347.55 Classified SPA
Forth Islands UK9004171 S 9795 Classified SPA
Foula UK9002061 S 7985.49 Classified SPA
Fowlsheugh UK9002271 S 1303.23 Classified SPA
Gladhouse Reservoir UK9004231 S 185.83 Classified SPA
Glas Eileanan UK9003211 S 1.57 Classified SPA
Glen Affric to Strathconon UK9020303 S 50419.34 Classified SPA
Glen App and Galloway Moors UK9003351 S 8948.65 Classified SPA
Glen Etive and Glen Fyne UK9020307 S 81372.55 Classified SPA
Glen Tanar UK9002771 S 4177.87 Classified SPA
Greenlaw Moor UK9004281 S 245.81 Classified SPA
Gruinart Flats, Islay UK9003051 S 3256.32 Classified SPA
Handa UK9001241 S 3205.61 Classified SPA
Hermaness, Saxa Vord and Valla Field UK9002011 S 6832.36 Classified SPA
Hoy UK9002141 S 18123.91 Classified SPA
Imperial Dock Lock, Leith UK9004451 S 0.11 Classified SPA
Inner Clyde Estuary UK9003061 S 1813.72 Classified SPA
Inner Moray Firth UK9001624 S 2290.25 Classified SPA
Inverpolly, Loch Urigill and nearby Lochs UK9001511 S 1937.05 Classified SPA
Jura, Scarba and the Garvellachs UK9020304 S 34585.96 Classified SPA
Kilpheder and Smerclate, South Uist UK9001083 S 379.64 Classified SPA
Kintyre Goose Roosts UK9003071 S 409.2 Classified SPA
Kinveachy Forest UK9002581 S 2849.7 Classified SPA
Knapdale Lochs UK9003301 S 113.86 Classified SPA
Laggan, Islay UK9003053 S 1225.62 Classified SPA
Lairg and Strath Brora Lochs UK9001611 S 286.14 Classified SPA
Langholm - Newcastleton Hills UK9003271 S 7538.48 Classified SPA
Lewis Peatlands UK9001571 S 58959.88 Classified SPA
Loch Ashie UK9001554 S 162.55 Classified SPA
Loch Eye UK9001621 S 204.88 Classified SPA
Loch Flemington UK9001691 S 21.57 Classified SPA
Loch Ken and River Dee Marshes UK9003111 S 767.97 Classified SPA
Loch Knockie and nearby Lochs UK9001552 S 395.12 Classified SPA
Loch Leven UK9004111 S 1611.29 Classified SPA
Loch Lomond UK9003021 S 508.23 Classified SPA
Loch Maree UK9001531 S 3182.01 Classified SPA
Loch of Inch and Torrs Warren UK9003121 S 2110.5 Classified SPA
Loch of Kinnordy UK9004051 S 85.15 Classified SPA
Loch of Lintrathen UK9004061 S 186.27 Classified SPA
Loch of Skene UK9002261 S 121.76 Classified SPA
Loch of Strathbeg UK9002211 S 616.26 Classified SPA
Loch Ruthven UK9001551 S 200.84 Classified SPA
Loch Shiel UK9001721 S 2291.09 Classified SPA
Loch Spynie UK9002201 S 90.05 Classified SPA
Loch Vaa UK9002751 S 44.56 Classified SPA
Lochnagar UK9002281 S 1423.43 Classified SPA
Lochs of Spiggie and Brow UK9002651 S 140.66 Classified SPA
Marwick Head UK9002121 S 475.54 Classified SPA
Mingulay and Berneray UK9001121 S 7801.71 Classified SPA
Moidart and Ardgour UK9020305 S 41426.37 Classified SPA
Mointeach Scadabhaigh UK9001501 S 4182.75 Classified SPA
Monach Isles UK9001071 S 600.07 Classified SPA
Montrose Basin UK9004031 S 981.19 Classified SPA
Morangie Forest UK9001791 S 3510.85 Classified SPA
Moray and Nairn Coast UK9001625 S 2325.67 Classified SPA
Mousa UK9002361 S 196.85 Classified SPA
Muir of Dinnet UK9002791 S 156.95 Classified SPA
Muirkirk and North Lowther Uplands UK9003261 S 26345.76 Classified SPA
Ness and Barvas, Lewis UK9001741 S 647.54 Classified SPA
North Caithness Cliffs UK9001181 S 14628.77 Classified SPA
North Colonsay and Western Cliffs UK9003171 S 3297.3 Classified SPA
North Harris Mountains UK9001572 S 13128.46 Classified SPA
North Inverness Lochs UK9001553 S 122.87 Classified SPA
North Rona and Sula Sgeir UK9001011 S 6850.58 Classified SPA
North Sutherland Coastal Islands UK9001211 S 223.46 Classified SPA
North Uist Machair and Islands UK9001051 S 4860.13 Classified SPA
Noss UK9002081 S 3338.38 Classified SPA
Novar UK9020293 S 1054.07 Classified SPA
Orkney Mainland Moors UK9002311 S 5342.44 Classified SPA
Oronsay and South Colonsay UK9020299 S 2016.85 Classified SPA
Otterswick and Graveland UK9002941 S 2239.59 Classified SPA
Papa Stour UK9002051 S 569.6 Classified SPA
Papa Westray (North Hill and Holm) UK9002111 S 245.94 Classified SPA
Pentland Firth Islands UK9001131 S 170 Classified SPA
Priest Island UK9001261 S 132.02 Classified SPA
Ramna Stacks and Gruney UK9002021 S 11.66 Classified SPA
Rannoch Lochs UK9004021 S 1175.79 Classified SPA
Renfrewshire Heights UK9020295 S 8940.8 Classified SPA
Rinns of Islay UK9003057 S 9434.09 Classified SPA
River Spey - Insh Marshes UK9002231 S 1157.26 Classified SPA
Ronas Hill - North Roe and Tingon UK9002041 S 5474.35 Classified SPA
Rousay UK9002371 S 5480.84 Classified SPA
Rum UK9001341 S 46724.16 Classified SPA
Shiant Isles UK9001041 S 6935.65 Classified SPA
Slamannan Plateau UK9004441 S 590.91 Classified SPA
Sléibhtean agus Cladach Thiriodh (Tiree Wetlands and Coast) UK9003032 S 1939.72 Classified SPA
South Tayside Goose Roosts UK9004401 S 332.17 Classified SPA
South Uist Machair and Lochs UK9001082 S 5027.31 Classified SPA
St Abb's Head to Fast Castle UK9004271 S 1736.75 Classified SPA
St Kilda UK9001031 S 29014.61 Classified SPA
Strath Carnaig and Strath Fleet Moors UK9020300 S 14700.61 Classified SPA
Sule Skerry and Sule Stack UK9002181 S 3909.45 Classified SPA
Sumburgh Head UK9002511 S 2478.91 Classified SPA
Switha UK9002891 S 57 Classified SPA
The Oa UK9003058 S 1930.84 Classified SPA
Tips of Corsemaul and Tom Mor UK9002811 S 83.43 Classified SPA
Tiree (corncrake) UK9003034 S 544.66 Classified SPA
Treshnish Isles UK9003041 S 241.77 Classified SPA
Troup, Pennan and Lion's Heads UK9002471 S 3365.2 Classified SPA
Upper Solway Flats and Marshes UK9005012 ES 43678.26 Classified SPA
West Inverness-shire Lochs UK9020298 S 2967.52 Classified SPA
West Westray UK9002101 S 3780.16 Classified SPA
Wester Ross Lochs UK9001711 S 1989.82 Classified SPA
Westwater UK9004251 S 49.54 Classified SPA
Ythan Estuary, Sands of Forvie and Meikle Loch UK9002221 S 1014.62 Classified SPA
Anglesey Terns / Morwenoliaid Ynys Môn UK9013061 W 101931.07 Classified SPA
Bae Caerfyrddin/ Carmarthen Bay UK9014091 W 33450.26 Classified SPA
Berwyn UK9013111 W 24268.13 Classified SPA
Burry Inlet UK9015011 W 6672.95 Classified SPA
Castlemartin Coast UK9014061 W 1114 Classified SPA
Craig yr Aderyn (Bird`s Rock) UK9020283 W 89.43 Classified SPA
Dyfi Estuary / Aber Dyfi UK9020284 W 2056.5 Classified SPA
Elenydd - Mallaen UK9014111 W 30007.59 Classified SPA
Glannau Aberdaron ac Ynys Enlli/ Aberdaron Coast and Bardsey Island UK9013121 W 33942.42 Classified SPA
Glannau Ynys Gybi/ Holy Island Coast UK9013101 W 604.39 Classified SPA
Grassholm UK9014041 W 1774.42 Classified SPA
Liverpool Bay / Bae Lerpwl UK9020294 EWO 170291 Classified SPA
Migneint-Arenig-Dduallt UK9013131 W 19968.31 Classified SPA
Mynydd Cilan, Trwyn y Wylfa ac Ynysoedd Sant Tudwal UK9020282 W 372.94 Classified SPA
Northern Cardigan Bay / Gogledd Bae Ceredigion  UK9020327 W 82703.68 Classified SPA
Ramsey and St David`s Peninsula Coast UK9014062 W 830.51 Classified SPA
Severn Estuary UK9015022 EW 24487.91 Classified SPA
Skomer, Skokholm and the Seas off Pembrokeshire / Sgomer, Sgogwm a Moroedd Penfro UK9014051 WO 166800.74 Classified SPA
The Dee Estuary UK9013011 EW 14294.95 Classified SPA
Traeth Lafan/ Lavan Sands, Conway Bay UK9013031 W 2703.13 Classified SPA
Ynys Seiriol / Puffin Island UK9020285 W 31.32 Classified SPA

 

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