Special Protection Areas (SPAs): UK

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UK Special Protection Areas 28 January 2016
Site name Site code Country Area (ha) Status
Abberton Reservoir UK9009141 E 718.31

Designated SPA

Alde-Ore Estuary UK9009112 E 2403.5

Designated SPA

Arun Valley UK9020281 E 530.42

Designated SPA

Ashdown Forest UK9012181 E 3207.07

Designated SPA

Avon Valley UK9011091 E 1351.1

Designated SPA

Benacre to Easton Bavents UK9009291 E 470.6

Designated SPA

Benfleet and Southend Marshes UK9009171 E 2283.94

Designated SPA

Blackwater Estuary (Mid-Essex Coast Phase 4) UK9009245 E 4403.38

Designated SPA

Bowland Fells UK9005151 E 16007.64

Designated SPA

Breckland UK9009201 E 39432.75

Designated SPA

Breydon Water UK9009181 E 1203.05

Designated SPA

Broadland UK9009253 E 5508.88

Designated SPA

Chesil Beach and The Fleet UK9010091 E 744.64

Designated SPA

Chew Valley Lake UK9010041 E 575.94

Designated SPA

Chichester and Langstone Harbours UK9011011 E 5810.95

Designated SPA

Colne Estuary (Mid-Essex Coast Phase 2) UK9009243 E 2719.93

Designated SPA

Coquet Island UK9006031 E 19.78

Designated SPA

Crouch and Roach Estuaries (Mid-Essex Coast Phase 3) UK9009244 E 1745.11

Designated SPA

Deben Estuary UK9009261 E 981.08

Designated SPA

Dengie (Mid-Essex Coast Phase 1) UK9009242 E 3133.94

Designated SPA

Dorset Heathlands UK9010101 E 8184.96

Designated SPA

Duddon Estuary UK9005031 E 6779.9

Designated SPA

Dungeness to Pett Level UK9012091 E 1478.59

Designated SPA

East Devon Heaths UK9010121 E 1124.4

Designated SPA

Exe Estuary UK9010081 E 2366.84

Designated SPA

Farne Islands UK9006021 E 101.23

Designated SPA

Flamborough Head and Bempton Cliffs UK9006101 E 207.17

Designated SPA

Foulness (Mid-Essex Coast Phase 5) UK9009246 E 10940.64

Designated SPA

Gibraltar Point UK9008022 E 422.2

Designated SPA

Great Yarmouth North Denes UK9009271 E 160.37

Designated SPA

Hamford Water UK9009131 E 2188.53

Designated SPA

Holburn Lake and Moss UK9006041 E 27.96

Designated SPA

Hornsea Mere UK9006171 E 232.25

Designated SPA

Humber Estuary UK9006111 E 37630.24

Designated SPA

Isles of Scilly UK9020288 E 394.01

Designated SPA

Lee Valley UK9012111 E 451.29

Designated SPA

Leighton Moss UK9005091 E 129.65

Designated SPA

Lindisfarne UK9006011 E 3671.03

Designated SPA

Liverpool Bay / Bae Lerpwl UK9020294 EW 170291

Designated SPA

Lower Derwent Valley UK9006092 E 1090.87

Designated SPA

Marazion Marsh UK9020289 E 53.73

Designated SPA

Martin Mere UK9005111 E 119.75

Designated SPA

Medway Estuary and Marshes UK9012031 E 4686.32

Designated SPA

Mersey Estuary UK9005131 E 5023.35

Designated SPA

Mersey Narrows and North Wirral Foreshore UK9020287 E 2078.36

Designated SPA

Minsmere-Walberswick UK9009101 E 2019.11

Designated SPA

Morecambe Bay UK9005081 E 36985.47

Designated SPA

Nene Washes UK9008031 E 1520.38

Designated SPA

New Forest UK9011031 E 27968.96

Designated SPA

North Norfolk Coast UK9009031 E 7862.27

Designated SPA

North Pennine Moors UK9006272 E 147276.1

Designated SPA

North York Moors UK9006161 E 44094.98

Designated SPA

Northumbria Coast UK9006131 E 1097.44

Designated SPA

Ouse Washes UK9008041 E 2493.49

Designated SPA

Outer Thames Estuary UK9020309 EO 379823.8

Designated SPA

Pagham Harbour UK9012041 E 629.01

Designated SPA

Peak District Moors (South Pennine Moors Phase 1) UK9007021 E 45300.54

Designated SPA

Poole Harbour UK9010111 E 2312.57

Designated SPA

Porton Down UK9011101 E 1562.32

Designated SPA

Portsmouth Harbour UK9011051 E 1249.6

Designated SPA

Ribble and Alt Estuaries UK9005103 E 12449.92

Designated SPA

Rutland Water UK9008051 E 1555.24

Designated SPA

Salisbury Plain UK9011102 E 19715.99

Designated SPA

Sandlings UK9020286 E 3405.72

Designated SPA

Severn Estuary UK9015022 EW 24487.91

Designated SPA

Solent and Southampton Water UK9011061 E 5401.12

Designated SPA

Somerset Levels and Moors UK9010031 E 6395.47

Designated SPA

South Pennine Moors Phase 2 UK9007022 E 20944.46

Designated SPA

South West London Waterbodies UK9012171 E 825.1

Designated SPA

Stodmarsh UK9012121 E 481.32

Designated SPA

Stour and Orwell Estuaries UK9009121 E 3667.37

Designated SPA

Tamar Estuaries Complex UK9010141 E 1944.85

Designated SPA

Teesmouth and Cleveland Coast UK9006061 E 1251.51

Designated SPA

Thames Basin Heaths UK9012141 E 8311.06

Designated SPA

Thames Estuary and Marshes UK9012021 E 4802.47

Designated SPA

Thanet Coast and Sandwich Bay UK9012071 E 1880.85

Designated SPA

The Dee Estuary UK9013011 EW 14294.95

Designated SPA

The Swale UK9012011 E 6509.88

Designated SPA

The Wash UK9008021 E 62044.14

Designated SPA

Thorne and Hatfield Moors UK9005171 E 2438.46

Designated SPA

Thursley, Hankley and Frensham Commons (Wealden Heaths Phase 1) UK9012131 E 1879.83

Designated SPA

Upper Nene Valley Gravel Pits UK9020296 E 1357.68

Designated SPA

Upper Solway Flats and Marshes UK9005012 ES 43678.26

Designated SPA

Walmore Common UK9007051 E 53.41

Designated SPA

Wealden Heaths Phase 2 UK9012132 E 2056.5

Designated SPA

Antrim Hills UK9020301 NI 27092.69

Designated SPA

Belfast Lough UK9020101 NI 428.64

Designated SPA

Belfast Lough Open Water UK9020290 NI 5591.73

Designated SPA

Carlingford Lough UK9020161 NI 826.91

Designated SPA

Copeland Islands UK9020291 NI 200.19

Designated SPA

Killough Bay UK9020221 NI 132.71

Designated SPA

Larne Lough UK9020042 NI 391.48

Designated SPA

Lough Foyle UK9020031 NI 2194.22

Designated SPA

Lough Neagh and Lough Beg UK9020091 NI 40857.18

Designated SPA

Outer Ards UK9020271 NI 1394.8

Designated SPA

Pettigoe Plateau UK9020051 NI 1263.29

Designated SPA

Rathlin Island UK9020011 NI 3342.8

Designated SPA

Sheep Island UK9020021 NI 3.39

Designated SPA

Slieve Beagh - Mullaghfad - Lisnaskea UK9020302 NI 8941.53

Designated SPA

Strangford Lough UK9020111 NI 15564.4

Designated SPA

Upper Lough Erne UK9020071 NI 5762.08

Designated SPA

Abernethy Forest UK9002561 S 5783.61

Designated SPA

Achanalt Marshes UK9001701 S 209.32

Designated SPA

Ailsa Craig UK9003091 S 2759.53

Designated SPA

Aird and Borve, Benbecula UK9001751 S 359.03

Designated SPA

Anagach Woods UK9020297 S 392.49

Designated SPA

Arran Moors UK9003341 S 10801.78

Designated SPA

Assynt Lochs UK9001591 S 1158.19

Designated SPA

Auskerry UK9002381 S 103.11

Designated SPA

Ballochbuie UK9002781 S 1882.33

Designated SPA

Beinn Dearg UK9001631 S 5613.62

Designated SPA

Ben Alder UK9002551 S 2877.51

Designated SPA

Ben Wyvis UK9001641 S 2178.41

Designated SPA

Black Cart UK9003221 S 55.5

Designated SPA

Bridgend Flats, Islay UK9003052 S 332.08

Designated SPA

Buchan Ness to Collieston Coast UK9002491 S 5400.76

Designated SPA

Caenlochan UK9004011 S 5971

Designated SPA

Cairngorms UK9002241 S 50914.33

Designated SPA

Cairngorms Massif UK9020308 S 187484.9

Designated SPA

Caithness and Sutherland Peatlands UK9001151 S 145313

Designated SPA

Caithness Lochs UK9001171 S 1381.65

Designated SPA

Calf of Eday UK9002431 S 2671.77

Designated SPA

Cameron Reservoir UK9004131 S 68.71

Designated SPA

Canna and Sanday UK9001431 S 6567.58

Designated SPA

Cape Wrath UK9001231 S 6734.48

Designated SPA

Castle Loch, Lochmaben UK9003191 S 106.68

Designated SPA

Cnuic agus Cladach Mhuile UK9003311 S 29242.12

Designated SPA

Coll UK9003031 S 2324.37

Designated SPA

Coll (corncrake) UK9003033 S 368.53

Designated SPA

Copinsay UK9002151 S 3607.7

Designated SPA

Craigmore Wood UK9001801 S 653.46

Designated SPA

Creag Meagaidh UK9002161 S 2856.17

Designated SPA

Cromarty Firth UK9001623 S 3247.95

Designated SPA

Cuillins UK9001781 S 29503.25

Designated SPA

Darnaway and Lethen Forest UK9020292 S 1830.42

Designated SPA

Din Moss - Hoselaw Loch UK9004291 S 50.58

Designated SPA

Dornoch Firth and Loch Fleet UK9001622 S 7856.54

Designated SPA

Drumochter Hills UK9002301 S 9431.89

Designated SPA

East Caithness Cliffs UK9001182 S 11696.37

Designated SPA

East Sanday Coast UK9002331 S 1508.2

Designated SPA

Eilean na Muice Duibhe (Duich Moss), Islay UK9003054 S 577.27

Designated SPA

Eoligarry, Barra UK9001761 S 143.59

Designated SPA

Fair Isle UK9002091 S 6825.1

Designated SPA

Fala Flow UK9004241 S 317.75

Designated SPA

Fetlar UK9002031 S 16964.69

Designated SPA

Firth of Forth UK9004411 S 6317.69

Designated SPA

Firth of Tay and Eden Estuary UK9004121 S 6947.62

Designated SPA

Flannan Isles UK9001021 S 5832.82

Designated SPA

Foinaven UK9020306 S 21082.64

Designated SPA

Forest of Clunie UK9004381 S 19347.55

Designated SPA

Forth Islands UK9004171 S 9795

Designated SPA

Foula UK9002061 S 7985.49

Designated SPA

Fowlsheugh UK9002271 S 1303.23

Designated SPA

Gladhouse Reservoir UK9004231 S 185.83

Designated SPA

Glas Eileanan UK9003211 S 1.57

Designated SPA

Glen Affric to Strathconon UK9020303 S 50419.34

Designated SPA

Glen App and Galloway Moors UK9003351 S 8948.65

Designated SPA

Glen Etive and Glen Fyne UK9020307 S 81372.55

Designated SPA

Glen Tanar UK9002771 S 4177.87

Designated SPA

Greenlaw Moor UK9004281 S 245.81

Designated SPA

Gruinart Flats, Islay UK9003051 S 3256.32

Designated SPA

Handa UK9001241 S 3205.61

Designated SPA

Hermaness, Saxa Vord and Valla Field UK9002011 S 6832.36

Designated SPA

Hoy UK9002141 S 18123.91

Designated SPA

Imperial Dock Lock, Leith UK9004451 S 0.11

Designated SPA

Inner Clyde Estuary UK9003061 S 1813.72

Designated SPA

Inner Moray Firth UK9001624 S 2290.25

Designated SPA

Inverpolly, Loch Urigill and nearby Lochs UK9001511 S 1937.05

Designated SPA

Jura, Scarba and the Garvellachs UK9020304 S 34585.96

Designated SPA

Kilpheder and Smerclate, South Uist UK9001083 S 379.64

Designated SPA

Kintyre Goose Roosts UK9003071 S 409.2

Designated SPA

Kinveachy Forest UK9002581 S 2849.7

Designated SPA

Knapdale Lochs UK9003301 S 113.86

Designated SPA

Laggan, Islay UK9003053 S 1225.62

Designated SPA

Lairg and Strath Brora Lochs UK9001611 S 286.14

Designated SPA

Langholm - Newcastleton Hills UK9003271 S 7538.48

Designated SPA

Lewis Peatlands UK9001571 S 58959.88

Designated SPA

Loch Ashie UK9001554 S 162.55

Designated SPA

Loch Eye UK9001621 S 204.88

Designated SPA

Loch Flemington UK9001691 S 21.57

Designated SPA

Loch Ken and River Dee Marshes UK9003111 S 767.97

Designated SPA

Loch Knockie and nearby Lochs UK9001552 S 395.12

Designated SPA

Loch Leven UK9004111 S 1611.29

Designated SPA

Loch Lomond UK9003021 S 508.23

Designated SPA

Loch Maree UK9001531 S 3182.01

Designated SPA

Loch of Inch and Torrs Warren UK9003121 S 2110.5

Designated SPA

Loch of Kinnordy UK9004051 S 85.15

Designated SPA

Loch of Lintrathen UK9004061 S 186.27

Designated SPA

Loch of Skene UK9002261 S 121.76

Designated SPA

Loch of Strathbeg UK9002211 S 616.26

Designated SPA

Loch Ruthven UK9001551 S 200.84

Designated SPA

Loch Shiel UK9001721 S 2291.09

Designated SPA

Loch Spynie UK9002201 S 90.05

Designated SPA

Loch Vaa UK9002751 S 44.56

Designated SPA

Lochnagar UK9002281 S 1423.43

Designated SPA

Lochs of Spiggie and Brow UK9002651 S 140.66

Designated SPA

Marwick Head UK9002121 S 475.54

Designated SPA

Mingulay and Berneray UK9001121 S 7801.71

Designated SPA

Moidart and Ardgour UK9020305 S 41426.37

Designated SPA

Mointeach Scadabhaigh UK9001501 S 4182.75

Designated SPA

Monach Isles UK9001071 S 600.07

Designated SPA

Montrose Basin UK9004031 S 981.19

Designated SPA

Morangie Forest UK9001791 S 3510.85

Designated SPA

Moray and Nairn Coast UK9001625 S 2325.67

Designated SPA

Mousa UK9002361 S 196.85

Designated SPA

Muir of Dinnet UK9002791 S 156.95

Designated SPA

Muirkirk and North Lowther Uplands UK9003261 S 26345.76

Designated SPA

Ness and Barvas, Lewis UK9001741 S 647.54

Designated SPA

North Caithness Cliffs UK9001181 S 14628.77

Designated SPA

North Colonsay and Western Cliffs UK9003171 S 3297.3

Designated SPA

North Harris Mountains UK9001572 S 13128.46

Designated SPA

North Inverness Lochs UK9001553 S 122.87

Designated SPA

North Rona and Sula Sgeir UK9001011 S 6850.58

Designated SPA

North Sutherland Coastal Islands UK9001211 S 223.46

Designated SPA

North Uist Machair and Islands UK9001051 S 4860.13

Designated SPA

Noss UK9002081 S 3338.38

Designated SPA

Novar UK9020293 S 1054.07

Designated SPA

Orkney Mainland Moors UK9002311 S 5342.44

Designated SPA

Oronsay and South Colonsay UK9020299 S 2016.85

Designated SPA

Otterswick and Graveland UK9002941 S 2239.59

Designated SPA

Papa Stour UK9002051 S 569.6

Designated SPA

Papa Westray (North Hill and Holm) UK9002111 S 245.94

Designated SPA

Pentland Firth Islands UK9001131 S 170

Designated SPA

Priest Island UK9001261 S 132.02

Designated SPA

Ramna Stacks and Gruney UK9002021 S 11.66

Designated SPA

Rannoch Lochs UK9004021 S 1175.79

Designated SPA

Renfrewshire Heights UK9020295 S 8940.8

Designated SPA

Rinns of Islay UK9003057 S 9434.09

Designated SPA

River Spey - Insh Marshes UK9002231 S 1157.26

Designated SPA

Ronas Hill - North Roe and Tingon UK9002041 S 5474.35

Designated SPA

Rousay UK9002371 S 5480.84

Designated SPA

Rum UK9001341 S 46724.16

Designated SPA

Shiant Isles UK9001041 S 6935.65

Designated SPA

Slamannan Plateau UK9004441 S 590.91

Designated SPA

Sléibhtean agus Cladach Thiriodh (Tiree Wetlands and Coast) UK9003032 S 1939.72

Designated SPA

South Tayside Goose Roosts UK9004401 S 332.17

Designated SPA

South Uist Machair and Lochs UK9001082 S 5027.31

Designated SPA

St Abb's Head to Fast Castle UK9004271 S 1736.75

Designated SPA

St Kilda UK9001031 S 29014.61

Designated SPA

Strath Carnaig and Strath Fleet Moors UK9020300 S 14700.61

Designated SPA

Sule Skerry and Sule Stack UK9002181 S 3909.45

Designated SPA

Sumburgh Head UK9002511 S 2478.91

Designated SPA

Switha UK9002891 S 57

Designated SPA

The Oa UK9003058 S 1930.84

Designated SPA

Tips of Corsemaul and Tom Mor UK9002811 S 83.43

Designated SPA

Tiree (corncrake) UK9003034 S 544.66

Designated SPA

Treshnish Isles UK9003041 S 241.77

Designated SPA

Troup, Pennan and Lion's Heads UK9002471 S 3365.2

Designated SPA

Upper Solway Flats and Marshes UK9005012 ES 43678.26

Designated SPA

West Inverness-shire Lochs UK9020298 S 2967.52

Designated SPA

West Westray UK9002101 S 3780.16

Designated SPA

Wester Ross Lochs UK9001711 S 1989.82

Designated SPA

Westwater UK9004251 S 49.54

Designated SPA

Ythan Estuary, Sands of Forvie and Meikle Loch UK9002221 S 1014.62

Designated SPA

Bae Caerfyrddin/ Carmarthen Bay UK9014091 W 33450.26

Designated SPA

Berwyn UK9013111 W 24268.13

Designated SPA

Burry Inlet UK9015011 W 6672.95

Designated SPA

Castlemartin Coast UK9014061 W 1114

Designated SPA

Craig yr Aderyn (Bird`s Rock) UK9020283 W 89.43

Designated SPA

Dyfi Estuary / Aber Dyfi UK9020284 W 2056.5

Designated SPA

Elenydd - Mallaen UK9014111 W 30007.59

Designated SPA

Glannau Aberdaron ac Ynys Enlli/ Aberdaron Coast and Bardsey Island UK9013121 W 33942.42

Designated SPA

Glannau Ynys Gybi/ Holy Island Coast UK9013101 W 604.39

Designated SPA

Grassholm UK9014041 W 1774.42

Designated SPA

Liverpool Bay / Bae Lerpwl UK9020294 EW 170291

Designated SPA

Migneint-Arenig-Dduallt UK9013131 W 19968.31

Designated SPA

Mynydd Cilan, Trwyn y Wylfa ac Ynysoedd Sant Tudwal UK9020282 W 372.94

Designated SPA

Ramsey and St David`s Peninsula Coast UK9014062 W 830.51

Designated SPA

Severn Estuary UK9015022 EW 24487.91

Designated SPA

Skokholm and Skomer UK9014051 W 14347.81

Designated SPA

The Dee Estuary UK9013011 EW 14294.95

Designated SPA

Traeth Lafan/ Lavan Sands, Conway Bay UK9013031 W 2703.13

Designated SPA

Ynys Feurig, Cemlyn Bay and The Skerries UK9013061 W 85.98

Designated SPA

Ynys Seiriol / Puffin Island UK9020285 W 31.32

Designated SPA

Outer Thames Estuary UK9020309 EO 379823.8

Designated SPA

 

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