Cardiff Beech Woods SAC comprises an area of
semi-natural broadleaved woodland dominated by beech. Cardiff Beech
Woods is considered to be one of the best areas in the United
Kingdom for beech forest, and represents the habitat close to the
western limit of its range in both the UK and Europe. Notable
species in the ground flora include herb paris, twayblade, sanicle,
bird’s-nest orchid and yellow bird’s-nest orchid. The beech woods
show mosaics of beech with other types of trees including ash and
Map of the site showing the legal boundary.
Large Scale Designation Maps showing the legal
of European Sites Entry
The RES entry lists the habitat types or species for which the site
is considered to qualify under the criteria in the 1992 Habitats
and Species Directive.
Details of Cardiff Beech Woods SAC and the Natura 2000
Official Maps docs and Citations
CCWs interactive map of the site.
The conservation objectives are provided as part of a Core
Management Plan which also includes the results of monitoring and
advice on any action required.
The map shows the management units, which makes it easier for
everyone to understand what management is needed in different parts
of the site.
Many designated sites are on private land: the listing of a site
in these pages does not imply any right of public access. For more
information about access please refer to our interactive access
This is a link to the official CCW interactive access map