Keelhilla (Slieve Carron) Nature Reserve

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Aug 28, 2012 at 11:32 am in Bird Watching Areas, Bird-watching, Wildlife / Nature Reserve by ActiveME

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Nearest town: OS Map: 51
Parking: Car parkWheelchair friendly?: Yes
Family/child friendly?: YesDog friendly?: Yes
Grid Reference (start): M 33978 05420Grid reference (finish): M 33978 05420

Summary

Keelhilla (Slieve Carron) Nature Reserve is located in the north-east edge of the Burren plateau and is a good example of karst topography containing three distinct vegetation communities including woodland, scrub, grassland and pavement. This NR has a variety of features and is suitbale for families with tracks for walking, etc. Slieve Carron is easily accessible by a track at the southern end of the cliffs where the hillside falls in large steps over a much gentler slope. The top of the mountain is a plateau with a cairn and spectacular views over the Burren.

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