This site is the second largest semi-natural deciduous woodland in the Sperrins and is one of the finest river valley woodlands in Northern Ireland.
The canopy is dominated by Sessile oak with planted beech and frequent downy birch. Rowan, hazel, sycamore and goat willow all occur occasionally.
The understorey is composed of holly and regenerating canopy species.
Greater wood-rush and bilberry form the ground cover, with bluebell and lesser celandine locally dominant were the slopes are enriched.
- 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