Deroran Bog ASSI

Protected area type: Areas of Special Scientific Interest
Feature type: 
  • Habitat
  • Tyrone
Council: Mid-Ulster
Guidance and literature: Deroran Bog ASSI

Deroran bog is typical of the western bogs within the drumlin belt of Northern Ireland, being rather irregular in shape. The bog displays the classic convex domed profile typical of lowland raised bogs but has a relatively subdued microtopography with occasional small pools, and a few large hummocks.

The surface, which supports a good Sphagnum moss cover, is characterised by low moss carpets interspersed with lawn and occasional shallow pools, with a large soakway in the centre.

Notable species include Sphagnum fuscum and Sphagnum imbricatum (although both are poorly represented on the bog). In addition, there is a soak in the north-eastern corner with a high Sphagnum cover. Next to this there is an area of scrub possibly indicating a shallower peat layer over a submerged drumlin. At the eastern boundary there is a rocky knoll known as Seefinn (possibly a human artefact, registered on the archaeological record).

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