Glenullin Bog is the newest addition to our suite of nature reserves and home to a range of important and interesting habitats and species. Our work at this site, over the coming years, will focus on bog restoration to help make this one of the most significant sites for nature conservation in Northern Ireland.

Location

Glenullin Road,
Garvagh
Co Londonderry
BT51

OS Map Reference

C794133
A static map of Glenullin Bog

Know before you go

Size
45 hectares

Entry fee

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Parking information

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Access

No public access

Dogs

No dogs permitted

When to visit

Opening times

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Best time to visit

No public access

About the reserve

Glenullin is a lowland raised bog found approximately 3 miles south-west of Garvagh, situated on the southern bank of the Agivey River, Co. Derry/Londonderry. The site lies within the townland of Brockagh, which means 'place of badgers' in Irish - very appropriate for an Ulster Wildlife Nature Reserve (see our logo!)

Birds found here include a range of important heathland species including skylark, meadow pipit, cuckoo and curlew as well as typical spring and summer migrant songbirds such as blackcap, willow warbler and chiff-chaff in the surrounding woodland.

There is still a lot to learn about the insects found at this site but interesting species recorded so far include green hairstreak butterfly, moths such as common heath...and water scorpions! Other typical or notable species include sphagnum mosses (the building blocks of any bog), sundews (a group of insect-eating plants), bog asphodel and Irish Hare.

Glenullin has been impacted in the past by peat extraction, drainage and burning but it has high potential for restoration. We have a range of projects in preparation to return this site to a healthy condition, which will not only provide another safe refuge for some of Northern Ireland's most iconic species but also contribute to combating climate change through carbon storage.

We've just begun our involvement with Glenullin Bog and we look forward to taking you with us on this new and exciting conservation journey.

What made this possible?

The purchase of Glenullin Bog was only possible due to the generosity of Ulster Wildlife supporters leaving gifts in their Wills. Thanks to match funding from the Northern Ireland environment Agency, this site will now be protected and restored, for all of us.

Find out more about leaving a gift in your will to wildlife

Fund for the Future