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List of Special Protection Areas in the United Kingdom

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See Special Protection Area to understand what this list is referring to. As of August 2004, the list of sites was as follows:


Site Name Local Authority Site Code Map Reference
Abberton Reservoir Essex UK9009141 TL979182
Alde-Ore Estuary Suffolk UK9009112 TM433487
Alt Estuary
(part of Ribble and Alt Estuaries Phase 2)
Merseyside UK9005102 SD348237
Arun Valley West Sussex UK9020281 TQ035143
Ashdown Forest East Sussex UK9012181 TQ450313
Avon Valley Dorset
UK9011091 SZ144983
Benacre to Easton Bavents Suffolk UK9009291 TM524830
Benfleet and Southend Marshes Essex
UK9009171 TQ861845
Blackwater Estuary
(Mid-Essex Coast Phase 4)
Essex UK9009245 TL978100
Bowland Fells Lancashire UK9005151 SD631547
Breydon Water Norfolk UK9009181 TG453047
Broadland Norfolk
UK9009253 TG430211
Chesil Beach and The Fleet Dorset UK9010091 SY633792
Chew Valley Lake Bath and North East Somerset UK9010041 ST569597
Chichester and Langstone Harbours City of Portsmouth
West Sussex
UK9011011 SU761014
Colne Estuary
(Mid-Essex Coast Phase 2)
Essex UK9009243 TM040172
Coquet Island Northumberland UK9006031 NU294047
Crouch and Roach Estuaries
(Mid-Essex Coast Phase 3)
Essex UK9009244 TQ881970
Deben Estuary SSSI Suffolk UK9009261 TM294435
(Mid-Essex Coast Phase 1)
Essex UK9009242 TM045033
Dorset Heathlands Bournemouth
UK9010101 SY887834
Duddon Estuary Cumbria UK9005031 SD180765
Dungeness to Pett Level East Sussex
UK9012091 TQ932182
East Devon Heaths Devon UK9010121 SY040867
Exe Estuary Devon UK9010081 SX980841
Farne Islands Northumberland UK9006021 NU221364
Flamborough Head
and Bempton Cliffs
East Riding of Yorkshire
North Yorkshire
UK9006101 TA233723
(Mid-Essex Coast Phase 5)
Essex UK9009246 TR024902
Gibraltar Point Lincolnshire UK9008022 TF565585
Great Yarmouth North Denes Norfolk UK9009271 TG488216
Hamford Water Essex UK9009131 TM231251
Holburn Lake and Moss Northumberland UK9006041 NU051365
Hornsea Mere East Riding of Yorkshire UK9006171 TA188469
Humber Flats, Marshes and Coast
Phase 1
East Riding of Yorkshire
North Lincolnshire
North East Lincolnshire
UK9006111 TA315170
Isles of Scilly Isles of Scilly UK9020288 SV884161
Lee Valley Essex
Greater London
UK9012111 TQ351887
Leighton Moss Lancashire UK9005091 SD483749
Lindisfarne Northumberland UK9006011 NU102422
Lower Derwent Valley East Riding of Yorkshire
North Yorkshire
UK9006092 SE706437
Marazion Marsh Cornwall UK9020289 SW517319
Martin Mere Lancashire UK9005111 SD420145
Medway Estuary and Marshes Kent
UK9012031 TQ862703
Mersey Estuary Cheshire
UK9005131 SJ451800
Minsmere-Walberswick Suffolk UK9009101 TM476748
Moor House (Durham)
(part of North Pennine Moors)
County Durham UK9006271 NY727322
Morecambe Bay Cumbria
UK9005081 SD375700
Nene Washes Cambridgeshire
City of Peterborough
UK9008031 TL304996
New Forest Hampshire
UK9011031 SU242030
North Norfolk Coast Norfolk UK9009031 TF745446
North Pennine Moors Cumbria
North Yorkshire
UK9006272 NY841291
North York Moors North Yorkshire
Redcar and Cleveland
UK9006161 NZ725006
Northumbria Coast Durham
North Tyneside
South Tyneside
City of Sunderland
UK9006131 NU260193
Old Hall Marshes
(part of Blackwater Estuary)
Essex UK9009241 TR024902
Orford NessHavergate
(part of Alde–Ore Estuary)
Suffolk UK9009111 TM433487
Ouse Washes Cambridgeshire
UK9008041 TL498888
Pagham Harbour West Sussex UK9012041 SZ874968
Peak District Moors
(South Pennine Moors Phase 1)
UK9007021 SK157968
Poole Harbour Dorset
UK9010111 SY982869
Porton Down Hampshire
UK9011101 SU242368
Portsmouth Harbour City of Portsmouth
UK9011051 SU616036
Ribble and Alt Estuaries - UK9005103 sd348237
Ribble Estuary
(part of Ribble and Alt Estuaries Phase 2)
UK9005101 SD377238
Rockcliffe Marsh
(part of Upper Solway Flats and Marshes)
Cumbria UK9005011 NY325640
Rutland Water Rutland UK9008051 SK903064
Salisbury Plain Hampshire
UK9011102 SU079506
Sandlings Suffolk UK9020286 TM359479
Solent and Southampton Water Hampshire
Isle of Wight
UK9011061 SZ335936
Somerset Levels and Moors Somerset UK9010031 ST394417
South Pennine Moors Phase 2 - UK9007022 SD953349
South West London Waterbodies Greater London
Windsor and Maidenhead
UK9012171 TQ025747
Stodmarsh Kent UK9012121 TR211610
Stour and Orwell Estuaries Essex
UK9009121 TM169332
Tamar Estuaries Complex City of Plymouth
UK9010141 SX441621
Teesmouth and Cleveland Coast Hartlepool
Redcar and Cleveland
UK9006061 NZ569265
Thames Estuary and Marshes Kent
UK9012021 TQ802795
Thanet Coast and Sandwich Bay Kent UK9012071 TR355617
The Swale Kent UK9012011 TQ976663
The Wash Lincolnshire
UK9008021 TF537403
Thorne and Hatfield Moors Doncaster
East Riding of Yorkshire
North Lincolnshire
UK9005171 SE728163
Thursley, Hankley
and Frensham Commons
(Wealden Heaths Phase 1)
Surrey UK9012131 SU910412
Upper Severn Estuary
(part of Severn Estuary)
Gloucestershire UK9015021 SO715063
Walmore Common Gloucestershire UK9007051 SO745150
Wealden Heaths
(Phase 2)
Hampshire UK9012132 SU805326


Site Name Local Authority Site Code Map Reference
Abernethy Forest Highland UK9002561 NJ213154
Achanalt Marshes Highland UK9001701 NH272606
Ailsa Craig South Ayrshire UK9003091 NX019100
Aird & Borve, Benbecula Western Isles / Na h-Eileanan an Iar UK9001751 NF767534
Arran Moors North Ayrshire UK9003341 NR975332
Assynt Lochs Highland UK9001591 NC235236
Auskerry Orkney Islands UK9002381 HY675163
Ballochbuie Aberdeenshire UK9002781 NO199897
Beinn Dearg Highland UK9001631 NH267826
Ben Alder Highland UK9002551 NN478749
Ben Wyvis Highland UK9001641 NH465688
Black Cart Renfrewshire UK9003221 NS474678
Bridgend Flats, Islay Argyll and Bute UK9003052 NR324615
Buchan Ness to Collieston Coast Aberdeenshire UK9002491 NK115387
Caenlochan Aberdeenshire
Perth and Kinross
UK9004011 NO213774
Cairngorms Aberdeenshire
UK9002241 NO005994
Caithness and Sutherland Peatlands Highland UK9001151 NC866402
Caithness Lochs Highland UK9001171 ND223567
Calf of Eday Orkney Islands UK9002431 HY584394
Cameron Reservoir Fife UK9004131 NO472114
Canna and Sanday Highland UK9001431 NG273063
Cape Wrath Highland UK9001231 NC320716
Castle Loch, Lochmaben Dumfries and Galloway UK9003191 NY088816
Cnuic agus Cladach Mhuile Argyll and Bute UK9003311 NM563275
Coll Argyll and Bute UK9003031 NM242605
Coll (corncrake) Argyll and Bute UK9003033 NM165552
Copinsay Orkney Islands UK9002151 HY611016
Craigmore Wood Highland UK9001801 NJ026224
Creag Meagaidh Highland UK9002161 NN429873
Cromarty Firth Highland UK9001623 NH688680
Cuillins Highland UK9001781 NG306265
Din Moss – Hoselaw Loch Scottish Borders UK9004291 NT806314
Dornoch Firth and Loch Fleet Highland UK9001622 NH788863
Drumochter Hills Highland
Perth and Kinross
UK9002301 NN631771
East Caithness Cliffs Highland UK9001182 ND215331
East Sanday Coast Orkney Islands UK9002331 HY677423
Eilean na Muice Duibhe
(Duich Moss), Islay
Argyll and Bute UK9003054 NR328558
Eoligarry, Barra Western Isles / Na h-Eileanan an Iar UK9001761 NF708082
Fair Isle Shetland Islands UK9002091 HZ217724
Fala Flow Midlothian UK9004241 NT433585
Fetlar Shetland Islands UK9002031 HU626923
Feur Lochain (part of Rinns of Islay) Argyll and Bute UK9003056 NR252693
Firth of Forth City of Edinburgh
East Lothian
West Lothian
UK9004411 NS970823
Firth of Tay & Eden Estuary Dundee City
Perth and Kinross
UK9004121 NO332245
Flannan Isles Western Isles / Na h-Eileanan an Iar UK9001021 NA724469
Forest of Clunie Perth and Kinross UK9004381 NO030539
Forth Islands East Lothian
City of Edinburgh
UK9004171 NT655994
Foula Shetland Islands UK9002061 HT954393
Fowlsheugh Aberdeenshire UK9002271 NO881801
Glac na Criche
(part of Rinns of Islay)
Argyll and Bute UK9003055 NR224709
Gladhouse Reservoir Midlothian UK9004231 NT310553
Glas Eileanan Argyll and Bute UK9003211 NM714400
Glen App and Galloway Moors Dumfries and Galloway
South Ayrshire
UK9003351 NX119718
Glen Tanar Aberdeenshire UK9002771 NO459924
Greenlaw Moor Scottish Borders UK9004281 NT716492
Gruinart Flats, Islay Argyll and Bute UK9003051 NR292698
Handa Highland UK9001241 NC137483
Hermaness, Saxa Vord and Valla Field Shetland Islands UK9002011 HP598152
Hoy Orkney Islands UK9002141 HY239975
Inner Clyde Estuary Argyll and Bute
West Dunbartonshire
UK9003061 NS356758
Inner Moray Firth Highland UK9001624 NN564745
Inverpolly, Loch Urigill and Nearby Lochs Highland UK9001511 NC123139
Kilpheder to Smerclate, South Uist Western Isles / Na h-Eileanan an Iar UK9001083 NF732077
Kintyre Goose Roosts Argyll and Bute UK9003071 NR717307
Kinveachy Forest Highland UK9002581 NH853179
Knapdale Lochs Argyll and Bute UK9003301 NR755684
Laggan, Islay Argyll and Bute UK9003053 NR296559
Lairg and Strathbrora Lochs Highland UK9001611 NC578125
LangholmNewcastleton Hills Dumfries and Galloway
Scottish Borders
UK9003271 NY430904
Lewis Peatlands Western Isles / Na h-Eileanan an Iar UK9001571 NB311382
Loch Ashie Highland UK9001554 NH627343
Loch Druidibeg, Loch a' Machair
and Loch Stilligarry
(part of South Uist Machair and Lochs)
Western Isles / Na h-Eileanan an Iar UK9001081 NF780378
Loch Eye Highland UK9001621 NH831797
Loch Flemington Highland UK9001691 NH810519
Loch Ken and River Dee Marshes Dumfries and Galloway UK9003111 NX710681
Loch Knockie and Nearby Lochs Highland UK9001552 NH435035
Loch Leven Perth and Kinross UK9004111 NO147013
Loch Lomond Argyll and Bute
West Dunbartonshire
UK9003021 NS438883
Loch Maree Highland UK9001531 NG931715
Loch of Inch and Torrs Warren Dumfries and Galloway UK9003121 NX154534
Loch of Kinnordy Angus UK9004051 NO360542
Loch of Lintrathen Angus UK9004061 NO275546
Loch of Skene Aberdeenshire UK9002261 NJ783075
Loch of Strathbeg Aberdeenshire UK9002211 NK070592
Loch Ruthven Highland UK9001551 NH617278
Loch Shiel Highland UK9001721 NM865768
Loch Spynie Moray UK9002201 NJ238666
Loch Vaa Highland UK9002751 NH914179
Lochnagar Aberdeenshire
UK9002281 NO229841
Lochs of Spiggie and Brow Shetland Islands UK9002651 HU373166
Marwick Head Orkney Islands UK9002121 HY227250
Mingulay and Berneray Western Isles / Na h-Eileanan an Iar UK9001121 NL557824
Mointeach Scadabhaigh Western Isles / Na h-Eileanan an Iar UK9001501 NF845689
Monach Islands Western Isles / Na h-Eileanan an Iar UK9001071 NF644622
Montrose Basin Angus UK9004031 NO691578
Morangie Forest Highland UK9001791 NH735802
Moray and Nairn Coast Highland
UK9001625 NH968633
Mousa Shetland Islands UK9002361 HU462241
Muir of Dinnet Aberdeenshire UK9002791 NO444995
Muirkirk and North Lowther Uplands Dumfries and Galloway
East Ayrshire
South Lanarkshire
UK9003261 NS689260
Ness & Barvas, Lewis Western Isles / Na h-Eileanan an Iar UK9001741 NB519638
North Caithness Cliffs Highland UK9001181 ND183744
North Colonsay and Western Cliffs Argyll and Bute UK9003171 NR410984
North Harris Mountains Western Isles / Na h-Eileanan an Iar UK9001572 NB071119
North Inverness Lochs Highland UK9001553 NH495329
North Rona and Sula Sgeir Western Isles / Na h-Eileanan an Iar UK9001011 HW812325
North Sutherland Coastal Islands Highland UK9001211 NC633657
North Uist Machair and Islands Western Isles / Na h-Eileanan an Iar UK9001051 NF781620
Noss Shetland Islands UK9002081 HU546403
Orkney Mainland Moors Orkney Islands UK9002311 HY351223
Otterswick and Graveland Shetland Islands UK9002941 HU488857
Papa Stour Shetland Islands UK9002051 HU166613
Papa Westray
(North Hill and Holm)
Orkney Islands UK9002111 HY501549
Pentland Firth Islands Orkney Islands UK9001131 ND387842
Priest Island (Summer Isles) Highland UK9001261 NB925022
Ramna Stacks and Gruney Shetland Islands UK9002021 HU381967
Rannoch Lochs Argyll and Bute
Perth and Kinross
UK9004021 NN397558
Rinns of Islay Argyll and Bute UK9003057 NR273629
River SpeyInsh Marshes Highland UK9002231 NH790016
Ronas Hill – North Roe and Tingon Shetland Islands UK9002041 HU320852
Rousay Orkney Islands UK9002371 HY371331
Rùm Highland UK9001341 NM369982
Shiant Isles Western Isles / Na h-Eileanan an Iar UK9001041 NG413984
Sléibhtean agus Cladach Thiriodh
(Tiree Wetlands and Coast)
Argyll and Bute UK9003032 NM014454
South Tayside Goose Roosts Perth and Kinross UK9004401 NN865096
South Uist Machair and Lochs Western Isles / Na h-Eileanan an Iar UK9001082 NF790374
St Abb's Head to Fast Castle Scottish Borders UK9004271 NT893697
St Kilda Western Isles / Na h-Eileanan an Iar UK9001031 NF093998
Sule Skerry and Sule Stack Orkney Islands UK9002181 HX622244
Sumburgh Head Shetland Islands UK9002511 HU410091
Switha Orkney Islands UK9002891 ND364891
Tips of Corsemaul and Tom Mór Aberdeenshire
UK9002811 NJ394395
Tiree (corncrake) Argyll and Bute UK9003034 NL973419
Treshnish Isles Argyll and Bute UK9003041 NM280420
Troup, Pennan and Lion's Heads Aberdeenshire UK9002471 NJ850658
West Westray Orkney Islands UK9002101 HY423457
Wester Ross Lochs Highland UK9001711 NG947786
Westwater Scottish Borders UK9004251 NT116526
Ythan Estuary, Sands of Forvie and Meikle Loch Aberdeenshire UK9002221 NK025279


Site Name Local Authority Site Code Map Reference
Aberdaron Coast and Bardsey Island
/Glannau Aberdaron and Ynys Enlli
Gwynedd UK9013121 SH152271
Berwyn Denbighshire
UK9013111 SH919280
Bird's Rock /Craig yr Aderyn Gwynedd UK9020283 SH644068
Burry Inlet Swansea
UK9015011 SS494967
Castlemartin Coast Pembrokeshire UK9014061 SR885100
Carmarthen Bay /Bae Caerfyrddin Carmarthenshire UK9014091 SS280971
Dyfi Estuary / Aber Dyfi Ceredigion
UK9020284 SN647954
Elenydd – Mallaen Carmarthenshire
UK9014111 SN821648
Flat Holm South Glamorgan
Grassholm Pembrokeshire UK9014041 SM598093
Holy Island Coast /Glannau Ynys Gybi Isle of Anglesey UK9013101 SH208817
Lavan Sands/Traeth Lafan, Conwy Bay Conwy
UK9013031 SC654286
Migneint–Arenig–Dduallt Conwy
UK9013131 SH786437
Mynydd Cilan,
Trwyn y Wylfa ac Ynysoedd Sant Tudwal
Gwynedd UK9020282 SH320245
Ramsey Island
and St David's Peninsula Coast
Pembrokeshire UK9014062 SM728285
Skokholm and Skomer Pembrokeshire UK9014051 SM728093
Ynys Feurig, Cemlyn Bay
and The Skerries
Isle of Anglesey UK9013061 SH331935
Ynys Seiriol / Puffin Island Isle of Anglesey UK9020285 SH651821

Northern Ireland

Site Name Local Authority Site Code Map Reference
Belfast Lough Northern Ireland UK9020101 J356782
Carlingford Lough Northern Ireland UK9020161 J233129
Larne Lough Northern Ireland UK9020042 J450987
Lough Foyle Northern Ireland UK9020031 C621274
Lough Neagh and Lough Beg Northern Ireland UK9020091 J029702
Pettigoe Plateau Northern Ireland UK9020051 H010650
Rathlin Island Northern Ireland UK9020011 D127509
Sheep Island Northern Ireland UK9020021 D049459
Strangford Lough Northern Ireland UK9020111 J560578
Swan Island
(part of Larne Lough)
Northern Ireland UK9020041 J427999
Upper Lough Erne Northern Ireland UK9020071 H330280