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IPA Factsheet - Chudleigh Rocks
Site code
CountryUnited Kingdom
Administrative regionSouth West (South Devon)
Central co-ordinates50o 23' N / 3o 29' W map
Altitude44 - 110

 Site Description The Chudeligh Rocks IPA comprises a series of shaded and open Devonian Limestone rock outcrops set within species-rich deciduous woodland on the south and south-west facing slopes above the Kate Brook. The rocks lie at c. 50 100 m.

 Botanical Significance The saxicolous lichens and bryophytes which grow on the rocks, particularly where they are shaded, are of regional significance and include Caloplaca cirrochroa, Dermatocarpon miniatum and Verrucaria coerulea. The site is most significant for the occurrence of the lichen Catapyrenium psoromoides. Noted for lichen interest

 General Habitat Description Woodland and Forest [Major]Inland unvegetated or sparsely vegetated [Major]

Land use

Land use% CoverLevel

Threatened Species

Species NameIPA Assess.Species Assess.AbundanceData qualityCriteria
Catapyrenium psoromoides (Borrer) R. Sant.2007unknownunknownA(ii)

Botanical Richness

EUNIS level 2 code & nameIPA Assess.Habitat Assess.% of indicator speciesNo. SpeciesNational BiotopeData qualityCriteria
H3 Inland cliffs, rock pavements & outcrops200700unknownB

Threatened Habitats

IPA Habitat code & nameIPA Assess.Habitat Assess.AreaData qualityCriteria


DesignationProtected Area NameRelationship with IPAOverlap with IPA
Site of Special Scientific InterestChudleigh Caves & Woods protected area overlaps with IPA4
Special Area of ConservationSouth Hamsprotected area overlaps with IPA0


TypeDescriptionYear startedYear finishes
Species Management PlanCatapyrenium psoromoides


abandonment/reduction of land managementmedium
development (recreation/tourism)medium

 Conservation Issues The use of the rocks for climbing and other visitors is causing damage to the vegetation of the site.

Contact Information

ContactContact Type
Andrew ByfieldSite report compiler