Woodland Key Wildlife Areas

The broadleaf woodlands of the National Park are primarily upland oak woodlands, most of which have remained wooded since at least the 1600’s and are therefore referred to as being ancient. There are a number of conifer plantations that are found on ancient woodland sites that may also be incorporated into the KWAs. Wet woodlands of willow species and alder are relatively small in area and found in the valley bottoms in conjunction with Rhos pastures and covered within those KWAs. The mapping of the Woodland KWAs has produced six broad areas (11% of DNP or 104 square km) in which there are important concentrations of this internationally important habitat.

Flagship species – Pied Flycatcher

Descriptions of the woodland habitats