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Catchment Abstraction Management Strategy (CAMS) Boundaries

Catchment Abstraction Management Strategies (CAMS) assess the amount of water available in each river catchment. The CAMS Boundaries are an external reference dataset giving an indication of...

Special Areas of Conservation (SAC) and Special Protection Areas (SPA) Monitoring Programme Results 2013-2018

Special Areas of Conservation (SACs) and Special Protection Areas (SPAs) are protected and designated sites under the EC Habitats and Birds Directives. The Directives list habitat types and...

Water Framework Directive (WFD) Risk Assessments for Cycle 2

This dataset contains risk assessment data produced to support the cycle 2 river basin management plans. It contains - Lake water bodies - River water bodies - Transitional water...

Historic River Quality Objectives

The River Quality Objectives (RQO) classification was used for planning water quality improvements until 2006 when the scheme ended. The national RQO classification scheme ceased at the end...

Seabirds at Sea Evidence Base

GIS layers showing the abundance and distribution of seabirds in welsh waters. The datasets consists of the raw data showing observations of all seabirds and derived grids showing the...

LANDMAP Visual and Sensory

LANDMAP is a unique national information system, devised by the former Countryside Council for Wales, allowing information about landscape in Wales to be collected and organised into a...

LANDMAP Historic Landscape

LANDMAP is a unique national information system, devised by the former Countryside Council for Wales (CCW), allowing information about landscape in Wales to be collected and organised into a...

Water Framework Directive (WFD) River Waterbodies Cycle 1

WFD River Waterbodies is a polyline Shapefile dataset collated as defined for the implementation of the Water Framework Directive (WFD). The river polylines were defined by using of the...

LIDAR terrain and surfaces models Wales

This dataset shows the extent of data in each individual tile that went into the merging process to create the LIDAR Composite DSM & DTM. Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) is an...

Geological Conservation Review (GCR) Site Boundaries

The dataset contains the original site boundaries for all Geological Conservation Review (GCR) Sites in Wales. The boundaries define the area of a particular GCR Site (usually coincident...

National Parks

This spatial dataset contains the digital boundaries of National Parks in Wales. National Parks were established to protect beautiful and relatively wild countryside by: - Preserving the...

Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs)

This spatial dataset contains the digital boundaries of Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs) in Wales. SSSIs cover a wide range of habitats from small fens, bogs and riverside...

Special Protection Areas (SPA)

This spatial dataset contains the digital boundaries of all Spatial Protection Areas (SPAs) in Wales. The EC Birds Directive of 1979 requires member states to establish SPAs to conserve the...

Special Areas of Conservation (SACs)

This spatial dataset contains digital boundaries of Special Areas of Conservation (SACs) in Wales. The EC Habitats and Species Directive came into effect in 1992 with the aim of maintaining...

NRW Local Model Manager

The Flood Map for Planning (FMfP) supports Welsh Government planning policy on flood risk and is the starting point for consideration of flood risk in the planning system. It provides an...

National Trails

National Trails are long distance walking, cycling and horse riding routes through the best landscapes in Wales. After World War II the desire to keep areas of Britain 'special' and to...

National Nature Reserves (NNRs)

This spatial dataset contains the digital boundaries of National Nature Reserves (NNRs) in Wales. NNRs represent the very best examples of our wildlife habitats and geological features and...

Ramsar Sites - Wetlands of International Importance

The Convention on Wetlands, called the Ramsar Convention, is an intergovernmental treaty that provides the framework for national action and international cooperation for the conservation...

Heritage Coast

This spatial dataset contains digitised boundaries of heritage coasts in Wales. Heritage Coasts occupy about a third of the Welsh coastline, that is 500 km (300 miles). These sites were set...

Country Parks

There are over 250 recognised Country Parks in England and Wales. Most Country Parks were designated in the 1970s, under the Countryside Act 1968 with the support of the former Countryside...