Glenarm Forest

United Kingdom

Glenarm Forest is located in the north-east of Northern Ireland, where the basaltic Antrim plateau rises to 500 metres at its highest point and is incised by rapidly flowing rivers into a series of nine glens, including Glenarm.

The historical remoteness of the glens has resulted in a rich cultural heritage and remnants of the original Irish oak woods have persisted for much longer than in other parts of Ulster. Land-use within Glenarm is characterised by parkland, semi-natural woodland, wood pasture, conifer and mixed conifer broadleaf plantation, semi-improved and unimproved grassland. The semi-natural woodland has some of the most diverse woodland flora in Northern Ireland. The Northern Ireland Environment Agency has designated these woodland areas as Areas of Special Scientific Interest (ASSI) to prevent loss of biodiversity.

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