Bohill Forest Nature Reserve, Down

  • Author:ActiveME
  • Created: August 28, 2012
  • Updated: December 12, 2017
Location: Down
  • DistanceInstructions
  • Distance3.66 km
  • Time0 s
  • Speed0.0 km/h
  • Min altitude84 m
  • Peak146 m
  • Climb136 m
  • Descent136 m

Bohill Forest Nature Reserve located in County Antrim, Northern Ireland is a tiny area of deciduous woodland, comprising holly, oak, birch, rowan and hazel which have naturally regenerated since the site was clear felled in the past. This small reserve was established to protect the Holly Blue butterfly, once considered rare in County Down but now more widespread.  Red deer often pass through the reserve, their footprints, droppings and other signs revealing their presence.  Bird Watching is also popular with many species of woodland bird seena and heard on the reserve.  Jays, goldcrests and tits are joined by migrant summer visitors such as the chiffchaff and blackcap.

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