Assynt Lochs

Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA Criteria met: C6 (2007)
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Area: 1,151 ha

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2007 medium favourable low
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Site description
Loch Assynt is the largest of the nutrient-poor lochs in the north-west Highlands surrounded by broadleaved Betula and Sorbus forest on higher ground with blanket and valley mires, wet heath and acid fen vegetation lower down.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Assynt Lochs. Downloaded from on 30/01/2023.