The area is of special scientific interest for its woodland and grasslands habitats. Dunnaree Hill is composed of a range of vegetation communities, including wet grassland and woodland dominated by ash. The area is situated on the southern slope of Dunnaree Hill, with an altitude of approximately 120 - 250m above sea level.
The diverse topography with both deep and thin soils and resultant soil hydrology at Dunnaree Hill has enabled the development of a complex range of species - rich wet and dry grasslands. Often these differences in type are evident over quite small areas and locally form mosaics of semi - natural grassland types, for example rush pasture. and where drier conditions exist, lowland meadow.
- ASSI Guidance for Public Bodies/Competent Authorities
- Coastal Areas of Special Scientific Interest
- Conservation Management Plans for Northern Ireland’s Special Areas of Conservation
- European Marine Sites - Marine Special Areas of Conservation and Special Protection Areas
- Management of Special Areas of Conservation (SAC)
- Marine Conservation Zones
- Marine Protected Areas
- Marine Ramsar sites
- Portrush Coastal Zone
- Special Areas of Conservation
- Special Areas of Conservation for Harbour porpoise
- Special Protection Areas