Know before you go
No public access
When to visit
Best time to visitNo 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.