The area is of special scientific interest because it is considered to comprise one of the most important concentration of lowland raised bogs in Northern Ireland.
Each bog has a classic dome structure, which in some cases, is partly obscured by glacial features. At Kilmore Robinson, the bog is bisected by a high ridge, and at Bomackatall, a low drumlin has been almost engulfed by the bog. Hummocks and hollows are generally well developed on three of the bogs, with significant pool complexes at Claragh and Bomackatall. At Drumnafallow Bog, the hummocks and hollows structure is obscured by turf cutting and reclamation, although the relief suggests that two domes exist, enclosing a very small basin mire marked by an old pond which is covered by Sphagnum.
- 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