Approximate Extent – Less than 10ha with the distribution and extent of sites well known as a result of volunteer action in 2009/10.
Distribution -White Peak
Opportunities and Threats
Extent - Naturally very localized and limited in extent with only a few small sites. Locally stone removal has happened and continues to happen.
Condition – Poor as a result of management being targeted at surrounding high priority habitats. Peak District sites (inherently?) lack limestone pavement ‘speciality’ species.
Connectivity - Very poor connectivity between pavement sites but a high proportion exist in a mosaic with other BAP habitats
Climate change risks – Possibly favourable as extreme weather events remove topsoil and expose pavements. Otherwise low with risk to shift in species composition
Limited extent of this habitat (particularly in a national context), lack of specialist species and the higher priority of other habitats on many sites means it is:
Low priority for BAP conservation action (but may be a higher geological conservation priority).