Belmore Mountain ASSI

Protected area type: Areas of Special Scientific Interest
Feature type: 
  • Habitat
  • Species
  • Earth Science
  • Fermanagh
Council: Fermanagh and Omagh
Guidance and literature: Belmore Mountain ASSI

Belmore Mountain is of special scientific interest because of the diversity of geological and physiographical features and the wide range of habitats with associated flora and fauna.  Biological interest relates to the size, quality and diversity of the habitats in addition to the presence of rare higher plant species.  


The site consists of a raised plateau flanked by a significant limestone escarpment along its eastern and southern sides with a series of predominantly limestone hills beneath.  This varied landscape supports a range of habitats including woodlands, grasslands and peatlands.  The geological and topographical variation of Belmore Mountain, in addition to other factors such as climate and the maintenance of traditional farming practices have had a major influence on the biological interest.  This combination has resulted in the complex and diverse mosaic of semi-natural habitats. 

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