Loch of Kinnordy

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Loch of Kinnordy

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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  • Area: 
    85 ha
  • Designation date: 
  • Coordinates: 
    56°40'N 03°02'W
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Loch of Kinnordy. 29/03/94; Scotland; 85 ha; 56°40'N 003°03'W. Special Protection Area, SSSI. A nutrient-rich loch and associated wetland communities consisting of basin mire, swamp, and fen. The loch was formerly much larger in extent, but a series of drainage attempts were made, initially to facilitate marl removal. However, it has been increasing in extent in recent years due to the silting of the loch's current outflow stream. Vegetation includes various types of grasslands, willow, alder and birch woodlands, fen communities supporting reedbeds, and various scarce plant species. Internationally important numbers of geese winter at the site. Human activities include recreation, hunting, and fishing. Ramsar site no. 652. Most recent RIS information: 2006.

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  • National legal designation: 
    • sssi
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
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