Strabane Glen ASSI

Protected area type: Areas of Special Scientific Interest
Feature type: 
  • Habitat
  • Tyrone
Council: Derry and Strabane
Guidance and literature: Strabane Glen ASSI

Strabane Glen is a narrow valley supporting a calcareous ash/hazel woodland which is atypical of this region and whose presence is related to the underlying geology.

The valley represents a line of weakness between the Upper Dalradian schists and a basic igneous unit, possibly enhanced by local faulting. It was developed as a meltwater channel during the final deglaciation of the Sperrins ice, as indicated by outwash deposits and by washed rock outcrops on the valley sides.

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