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Special features
The area is heavily designated, especially towards the west of the DMG, with the greater area of this relating to peatlands and the birdlife that this supports. There are also a range of designated woodland sites.

The designation types include SSSI, SAC, SPA and Ramsar wetland sites. An extensive area of the interior of the Group is classified as wild land, and there is also one National Nature Reserve within the boundary of the DMG.

Ben Klibreck and Ben Armine are well known mountains within the area.