Peatlands Park represents a large area of bog and woodland, remnant of an extensive lowland raised bog complex, lying just south of Washing Bay in the south-western corner of Lough Neagh. It is located between the M1 motorway and the village of Maghery.
Peatlands Park is a complex site with a wide range of habitats and associated flora and fauna that includes a number of rare and notable species. The site consists of a number of low wooded drumlins covered by mature Oak Woodland interspersed by a series of flat plains covered by both intact and cutover raised bog, and bog woodland. Derryadd Lough situated in the south-eastern corner of the site, adds additional interest with its marginal swamp and acid fen.
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- Conservation Management Plans for Northern Ireland’s Special Areas of Conservation
- European Marine Sites - Marine Special Areas of Conservation and Special Protection Areas
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