Folkestone to Etchinghill Escarpment

Site details

UK map showing location of Folkestone to Etchinghill Escarpment Special Area of Conservation/Site of Community Importance.
Location of Folkestone to Etchinghill Escarpment 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

6210 Semi-natural dry grasslands and scrubland facies on calcareous substrates (Festuco-Brometalia) (* important orchid sites)
This site hosts the priority habitat type "orchid rich sites". This site consists of extensive CG4Brachypodium pinnatum and CG5Bromus erectus Brachypodium pinnatum calcareous grasslands, together with smaller areas of short-turf CG2Festuca ovina Avenula pratensis grassland. The site contains an important assemblage of rare and scarce species, including early spider-orchid Ophrys sphegodes, late spider-orchid O. fuciflora and burnt orchid Orchis ustulata.

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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