Location and characteristics of the Lough Fad blanket bog to the south-west of Lough Derg

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Title

Location and characteristics of the Lough Fad blanket bog to the south-west of Lough Derg

Subject

Lough Derg--Region--Lough Fad Bog--Nature Reserve

Description

The location and characteristics of the Lough Fad Bog National Heritage Area (NHA)

Creator

National Parks and Wildlife Service, Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Ireland

Source

Site Synopsis, Lough Fad Bog National Heritage Area (NHA) entry

Publisher

National Parks and Wildlife Service, Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Ireland

Date

9 December 2003

Rights

CC BY 4.0 International License

Format

Environmental National Heritage Area (NHA) entry

Language

English

Type

Biodiversity database

Identifier

DD_0298

Coverage

54.5797, -7.93149

References

Site code: 001159

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Text

Lough Fad Bog NHA is a relatively large and primarily upland blanket bog, situated approximately 7 km from Pettigo, north of the Donegal to Pettigo road. It lies at altitudes between 130 m and 280 m on acidic gneiss bedrock. The site is situated in the townlands of Meensheefin, Belalt North, Lough Fad and Lough Ultan. Plantation forestry largely surrounds the site on its western, eastern and northern sides, while to the south it is bounded by the road between Donegal and Pettigo.

The site contains upland and lowland blanket bog developed as relatively shallow peat. The bog lies on a series of gently sloping plateaux, separated by rocky knolls and east-west trending ridges, situated on a catchment divide (watershed) between the Waterfoot and Ballintra Rivers. A number of lakes occur in the northern part of the site, including Lough Nageage, Lough Natragh, Lough Nacraghan, Lough Fad, Lough Atarriff and Lough Nabrackmore.

Original Format

Biodiversity database

Citation

National Parks and Wildlife Service, Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Ireland, “Location and characteristics of the Lough Fad blanket bog to the south-west of Lough Derg,” Digital Derg: A Deep Map, accessed May 24, 2024, https://digitalderg.eu/items/show/318.

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