Derkmore Wood Nature Reserve, Donegal

  • Author:ActiveME
  • Created: August 28, 2012
  • Updated: December 12, 2017
Location: Donegal
  • DistanceInstructions
  • Distance1.86 km
  • Time0 s
  • Speed0.0 km/h
  • Min altitude112 m
  • Peak166 m
  • Climb50 m
  • Descent54 m

Derkmore Wood Nature Reserve in west county Donegal, Ireland is a Nature Reserve situated in the Gweebarra Forest on exposed undulating ground on the southern flank of Cleengort Hill.  This area of oak scrub has well developed bryophyte and lichen flora.  Bird is very popular here with diverse Birdlife in the wood from the colourful Jays to the agile Tree-creepers.  Raven, Buzzard and Sparrowhawk all breed within or close to the woodland, while Wood pigeon and Blue and Long-tailed tits are regularly encountered on a walk.  A 2.5km loop trail takes you from the car-park along old cart-ways and down into the valley bottom.

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