Grange Wood has a wide range of woodland vegetation types and in consequence has one of the richest plant assemblages in the Sperrins region. The wood occurs on the north-eastern flank of Bessy Bell Mountain and partially lies over an isolated outcrop of Dungiven limestone. This gives it a calcareous nature that is more characteristic of County Fermanagh.
The wood is comprised of a low, multi-stooled hazel canopy with occasional ash standards over a diverse base-rich ground flora. Frequent exposed rocky outcrops and boulders are covered by a luxuriant growth of mosses, particularly on the upper slopes. The lower slopes are waterlogged with extensive flushing and in these areas willow and alder predominate.
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