Inland Rock Outcrops and Scree Habitats (pdf full description)
Approximate extent – 410 ha
Distribution – Across the Peak District
Opportunities and Threats
Extent – Stable. Very low risk to extent.
Condition – Probably generally favourable. Some risk of scrub encroachment on open screes, and some risk of potential disturbance to nesting birds through recreational activities.
Connectivity – Good. Although the extent of the habitat is somewhat fragmented by its nature, most falls within large extents of semi-natural moorland and limestone dale habitat.
Climate change risk – Low. Some risk of increased recreational pressure and shift in species composition.
Generally low risks to extent and quality of this habitat mean it is:
Medium priority to:
- Maintain important areas of open scree, free of scrub encroachment.
- Negotiate appropriate access arrangements for sites of importance for key nesting birds.