Peatland Park SAC

Protected area type: Special Areas of Conservation
Feature type: 
  • Habitat
  • Armagh
Council: Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon

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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