Lleyn Sea Cliffs IPA
Location: The coast of the Lleyn Peninsula in north west Wales, to the north and west of the A499/497.
Grid Reference: SH 217 257
The mountains of the Lleyn Peninsula fall sheer into the sea, broken by wide bays and rocky coves. Habitats range from coastal dune and sand habitats to rock cliffs, ledges and shores giving home to a variety of flowering plants. The Lleyn Peninsula is the only British mainland location where the spotted rock-rose can be found. The area provides a suitable habitat for lichens, and the cliffs and heaths around Aberdaron are one of the few sites in the UK where the ciliate strap lichen and the strikingly bright golden hair lichen can be found.
Image: Lleyn Sea Cliffs© jonbgem under CC BY-NC 2.0