Located in the Scottish Highlands, Glen Coe is an area of outstanding scenery which is very popular with hikers and adventurers. Glen Coe’s deep valleys and towering mountains were carved out many years ago by volcanic explosions and icy glaciers.
Glen Coe SAC represents a variety of mountainous habitats including inland water bodies, a range of grasslands, bogs, marshes and fens, and rocky slopes and scree. A rich plant flora occurs over the range of habitats encompassed by this SAC with 14 nationally scarce species, including Drooping and Highland saxifrage being recorded here.
Glen Coe Special Area of Conservation (SAC) has some of the best assemblages of upland habitats in Lochaber Geopark, an area of 446,800 ha in the Scottish Highlands with a rich geological heritage and some of the most diverse wildlife in the UK. This is mainly due to the variability of underlying rock types and the range of altitude found across the site.
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