The Faughan Valley is a unique area, rich in habitats and precious species, and embracing many archaeological and historical features.
The River Faughan and its tributaries have been designated an Area of Special Scientific Interest (ASSI) and a Special Area for Conservation (SAC). A number of significant woodlands in the area, such as Ervey, Ness and Bonds Glen, enjoy ASSI status; while others, such as Oaks Wood and Killaloo Wood, are designated Local Nature Reserves.




  •  To conserve priority habitats and associated priority species.
  • To conserve and restore key features of our built heritage. 
  •  To engage with and involve landowners, local communities and other user groups in decision making and project delivery.
  • To encourage greater understanding, enjoyment of, and involvement in the area’s natural, cultural and built heritage amongst local communities, visitors and currently under-represented groups.
  • To work in partnership with other projects throughout the Derry-Londonderry area, providing a framework for managing the Faughan Valley at a landscape scale.




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