Directory Changes

A number of new references have been added to the GxFF Directory

  • GFF-0511 The Flashes of Wigan and Lee NNR, Greater Manchester
  • GFF-0512 Drigg Coast SAC, Cumbria
  • GFF-0513 Lewes Brookes RSPB, Sussex
  • GIFF-0085 Bann Estuary SAC, Co Londonderry
  • GMFF-0149 Fannyside RSPB, North Lanarkshire

Additional changes to existing references

  • GFF-0310 becomes Mid Essex Coast SPA – Blackwater Estuary NNR/Od Hall Marshes RSPB to reflect inclusion of RSPB reserve
  • GFF-0508 Radipole Lake RSPB is deleted as it was a duplicate of GFF-0104





GxFF Directory changes

A number of new references have been added to the Directory:

  • GFF-0508 Radipole Lake RSPB,  Weymouth, Dorset (Deleted as duplicate 12/2022)
  • GFF-0509 Hornsea Mere SAC, Yorkshire
  • GFF-0510 Wild Ennerdale NNR, Cumbria
  • GMFF-0148 Coll RSPB, Inner Hebrides
  • GWFF-0111 Coedwigoedd Penrhyn Creuddyn/ Creuddyn Peninsula Woods SAC , West Wales and Valleys

GFF- Directory Updates

Updates have been made to  3 references in the GFF Directory

  • GFF-0315 Becomes Dorset Heathlands SPA – Upton/Canford Heath Reserves, to better clarify the area covered. It also takes in heaths in Corfe and Alder Hills area, which are also part of the SPA. A further reference will be created to cover those heaths to the North East that are distant from this area.
  • GFF 0239 Fyfield Down NNR and GFF 0122 Kingston Great Common NNR have been deleted from the directory , as a result of losing their NNR status. Kingston Common can still be activated as part of the overarching New Forest reference.

GWFF Directory Changes

Three new references and two updates have been made to the GWFF Directory

New Reference

  • GWFF-0108 Sugar Loaf Woodlands SAC, Monmouthshire
  • GWFF-0109 Caeau Mynwydd Mawr SAC, Camarthenshire
  • GWFF-0110 Llangorse Lake/Lyn Syfaddan SAC, Powys


  • GWFF-0005 Becomes Carmel NNR/SAC to recognise inclusion of the Cernydd Carmel SAC
  • GWFF-0036 Becomes Craig-y-Cilau NNR/Usk Bat Sites SAC, to recognise the expansion of the reference to take in the wider SAC area. (Please ensure if operating at the Southern end of the reference, that you are not in the adjoining GWFF-0098 Cwm Clydach NNR/SAC)

GFF Directory Updates

A further five new references have been added to the GFF Directory. With the exception of Purbeck Heaths NNR, where we are working to define how a new reference for the “super reserve” would work with the existing NNR references, all UK NNRs should now have been allocated a reference.

New References

  • GFF-0501 Malham Tarn NNR/RAMSAR , North Yorkshire
  • GFF-0502 New House Farm Malham NNR, Nort Yorkshire (working farm, access limited)
  • GFF-0503 St Aidan’s RSPB, Leeds, West Yorkshire
  • GFF-0504 Upper Nene Valley Gravel Pits SPA/RAMSAR, Northants
  • GFF-0505 Rex Graham Reserves SAC, Suffolk

GFF Directory Updates

A further eight new references have been added to the GFF Directory

New References

  • GFF-0493 Horn Park Quarry NNR, Dorset (Access by prior arrangement)
  • GFF-0494 Cotswold Commons and Beechwoods NNR/SAC, Gloucestershire
  • GFF-0495 Downton Gorge NNR/SAC, Herefordshire (Closed Mar- Aug)
  • GFF-0496 Morden Bog NNR, Dorset
  • GFF-0497 Longford Lowfields RSPB, Nottinghamshire
  • GFF-0498 Pasturefields Saltmarsh SAC, Staffordshire
  • GFF-0499 Devil’s Pond SAC, East Anglia
  • GFF-0500 Beast Cliff-Whitby (Robin Hood Bay SAC), North Yorkshire



GxFF- Directory Changes

A further six references have been added to the GxFF directory and one updated

New References

  • GFF-0490 Labrador Bay RSPB, Devon
  • GFF-0491  Scoska Woods NNR, North Yorkshire (Access off footpaths, by permit only)
  • GFF-0492 Esthwaite Water RAMSAR and North Fen NNR, Cumbria
  • GIFF-0081 Aughnadarragh Lough SAC, Co Down
  • GIFF-0082 Sheep Island SPA, Co Antrim
  • GWFF-0106 Cardiff Beechwoods SAC, Cardiff

Updated References 

  • GFF-0096 Exe Estuary, becomes Exe Estuary SPA/RSGB to clarify qualifying status and the inclusion of RSGB reserves at Bowling Green, Exminster, Matford and Powderham Marshes

GFF Directory Changes

Ten further references have been added to the GFF Directory and two areas updated.

New references 

  • GFF-0480 Clint’s Quarry SAC, Cumbria
  • GFF-0481 RSPB Consall Nature Park
  • GFF-0482 Sandwich Bay SAC/Sandwich & Pegwell Bay NNR, Kent
  • GFF-0483 Foster’s Green Meadows NNR, Worcestershire
  • GFF-0484 Collyweston Great Wood & Eastern Hornstocks NNR, Northamptonshire (Access by permit only)
  • GFF-0485 Cothill NNR/SAC, Oxfordshire
  • GFF-0486 Hambledon Hill NNR, Dorset
  • GFF-0487 Great Ashby Scar NNR, Cumbria
  • GFF-0488 Highbury Wood NNR, Gloucestershire
  • GFF-0489 Hatfield Moor SAC, South Yorkshire

Updated references

  • GFF-0135 Hamstreet Woods NNR, becomes Hamstreet Woods NNR/RSPB to include adjoining RSPB owned Hibbet’s Wood
  • GFF-0298 Thanet Bay SAC, now excludes any areas contained within the Sandwich and Pegwell Bay NNR, which forms part of new ref GFF-0482