Tonnagh Beg Bog SAC

Protected area type: Special Areas of Conservation
Feature type: 
  • Habitat
  • Tyrone
Council: Fermanagh and Omagh
Guidance and literature: Tonnagh Beg Bog SAC

Tonnagh Beg Bog is among the best remaining examples of a lowland raised bog in the west of Northern Ireland. Typical of western bogs, the site is rather irregular in shape, with deep peat encircling a small drumlin of grassland on mineral soil.

The uncut surface has a well-developed microtopography, consisting of a pool complex interspersed by well-formed hummocks, wet lawns and a soakway.  Despite some burning in the past, the surface has an extremely high Sphagnum moss cover and a notable Sphagnum moss hummock development.

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