Easkey Bog Nature Reserve, Sligo

  • Author:ActiveME
  • Created: August 28, 2012
  • Updated: December 12, 2017
Location: Sligo
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  • Distance14.18 km
  • Time0 s
  • Speed0.0 km/h
  • Min altitude199 m
  • Peak454 m
  • Climb307 m
  • Descent307 m

Easkey Bog Nature Reserve, County Sligo in the north west of Ireland is one of the few extensive areas of intermediate blanket bogs left in the country.  It stretches between lowland and mountain blanket bog; the area grades into mountain blanket bog to the south while an extensive area of lowland blanket bog occurs about 2 km to the west.  It is one of the few places in the county where all three blanket bog types are more or less juxtaposed. Animals and Plants of Interest: Red Grouse and Curlew can be found and Golden Plover can be found here only during the winter when they visit from Iceland. The Irish Hare also makes its home here.

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