Castle Loch, Lochmaben

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Castle Loch, Lochmaben

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom
  • Site number: 
    796
  • Area: 
    108 ha
  • Designation date: 
    15-03-1996
  • Coordinates: 
    55°07'N 03°26'W
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Overview

Castle Loch, Lochmaben. 15/03/96; Scotland; 108 ha; 55°07'N 003°26'W. SSSI. A freshwater loch with a range of habitats including emergent vegetation, birch and alder carr, areas of acidic, marshy grassland, and plantation woodland. The site regularly supports internationally important numbers of wintering Pink-footed Geese Anser brachyrhynchus and notable assemblages of breeding and wintering birds, as well as nationally scarce plants and uncommon invertebrates. Human activities include fishing, hunting, small-scale recreation, and commercial forestry. Ramsar site no. 796. Most recent RIS information: 1999.

Administrative region: 
Scotland

  • National legal designation: 
    • sssi
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
  • Last publication date: 
    01-01-1999

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