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Binevenagh AONB

Last updated: 19 January 2010

 

Date of designation: 2006

 

Area: 16,564 ha.

Binevenagh AONB covers the area between the Roe Estuary and Magilligan, the cliffs of Binevenagh, the Bann Estuary and Portstewart sand dunes.

The Sperrins end in the north with a zone of cliffs overlooking the north Atlantic, serving as a final reminder of the area's turbulent volcanic past. The severe skyline of the cliffs at Binevenagh make a breathtaking contrast with the outstanding expanse of Magilligan Strand.

picture of Binevenagh landscape

  

This is one of the finest beaches in the Province and stretches for 8 km, from Downhill to the narrows of Lough Foyle. The steep, round-topped grassland hills and the sandy shoreline are the dominant features, separated from the rocky shores of Donegal by just one kilometre of sea. picture of Magilligan Dunes

Further information on the AONB and the draft management plan for the AONB can be obtained from the Causeway Coast and Glens Heritage Trust on www.ccght.orgOpens in New window

picture of a Map of Binevenagh AONB                                                                                        picture of Binevenagh AONB logo