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Special Areas of Conservation

Cranny Bogs

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country Northern Ireland
Unitary Authority Northern Ireland
Centroid* H424640
Latitude 54.52333333
Longitude -7.343611111
SAC EU Code UK0030321
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 79.06
* This is the approximate central point of the SAC. In the case of large, linear or composite sites, this may not represent the location where a feature occurs within the SAC.
Location of Cranny Bogs SAC

General site character

  • Bogs, Marshes, Water fringed vegetation, Fens (87.9%)
  • Humid grassland, Mesophile grassland (4.1%)
  • Broad-leaved deciduous woodland (8%)

Download the Natura 2000 standard data form for this site as submitted to Europe (PDF <100kb)

Note When undertaking an appropriate assessment of impacts at a site, all features of European importance (both primary and non-primary) need to be considered.

Annex I habitats that are a primary reason for selection of this site

  • 7110 Active raised bogs  * Priority feature

    Cranny Bogs is made up of three inter-drumlin, lowland raised bogs. They are typical of western bogs within the drumlin belt of Northern Ireland, being elongated and very irregular in shape. Generally, dome structure is poorly defined. The bogs vary considerably in their microtopography, with some displaying relatively well-developed hummock and lawn complexes. Shallow pools are scattered over the three bogs.

    Notable species include the bog-mosses Sphagnum imbricatum, S. fuscum and S. pulchrum, with cranberry Vaccinium oxycoccos and the moss Pleurozia purpurea.

Annex I habitats present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for selection of this site

  • Not Applicable

Annex II species that are a primary reason for selection of this site

  • Not Applicable

Annex II species present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for site selection

  • Not Applicable

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