Inland water bodies (Standing water, Running water) (1%)
Heath, Scrub, Maquis and Garrigue, Phygrana (97%)
Other land (including Towns, Villages, Roads, Waste places, Mines, Industrial sites) (2%)
Habitats that are a primary reason for selection of this site
Temperate Atlantic wet heaths with Erica ciliaris and Erica tetralix * Priority feature
Newlyn Downs has the largest area in Cornwall of heath rich in Dorset heath Erica ciliaris. A significant proportion of the E. ciliaris occurs in wetter situations than at Carrine Common. The sites selected for E. ciliaris heath in Cornwall, where the habitat type is rarer and more fragmented than in Dorset, are important for the representation of the full geographical distribution of Temperate Atlantic wet heaths with Erica ciliaris and Erica tetralix.
Habitats present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for selection of this site
European dry heaths
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