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Roe Valley Country Park
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This scenic and tranquil park is located on the outskirts of Limavady and offers spectacular riverside views and woodland walks along with opportunities for salmon and trout fishing, canoeing, rock climbing and orienteering.

The river plunges through spectacular gorges and its banks are clothed in mature woodland. This picturesque park is also the main habitat to a number of animals which include foxes, badgers and otters. Additionally, over 60 species of birds have also been spotted and recorded in this area. During springtime, visitors can expect the woodland floor to be covered in a carpet of wild flowers.

There is a disabled angler's jetty by the river and there is a specially designed trail emphasising the wildlife of the park. This includes an audio guide for blind and partially sighted visitors. Paths provide access throughout much of Roe Valley and seating is available at various points, including special benches for the less able-bodied. Also worth a visit is the newly refurbished ‘Ritters Tea Room’ which opens daily and is located on the left bank upriver of the Dogleap Centre from which a mobility scooter may also be borrowed.

Visitors can learn about the industrial and natural heritage of the area in the museum and countryside centre. The remains of buildings used in the linen industry and a restored water wheel can also be seen and much of the original equipment is preserved including ruined water mills used in linen production. In addition, they can find out more about Ulster’s first domestic hydro-electric power station, which operated from here under the guidance of local genius J.E.Ritter.

Car parking, all open access, at 4 points:

Main car park at Visitor Centre /Café Building (access via Dogleap Road)

O’Cahan’s car park (access via Roemill Road)

Carrick Mills car park (access via Ballyquin Road)

Carrick Rocks car park (access via Drumrane Road)

NB. Temporary pathway closure on West Bank with access not permitted between the High and Low paths from the Blue Bridge downstream to Brown Bridge with alternative access by crossing over the Blue Bridge to the East Bank

Opening times

Open all year round to pedestrians.

Car parks, cafe & toilets are available every day, from 09:00 to 16:00 (except for Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day).

Visitor Centre: 1st April to 30th September open every day 10.00 – 16.00, 1st October to 31st March open Sundays 13.00 – 16.00

Toilets: 1st April to 30th May 9.00 – 19.00, 1st June to 16th September 9.00 – 21.00, 17th September to 31st March 9.00 – 16.30

Café: opening hours contact (028) 7772 2020

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Free

Facilities

  • Free (parking charges may apply)
  • Parking Available
  • Picnic Area
  • Toilets
  • Tea-room/Cafe onsite

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Facilities

Facilities

  • Free (parking charges may apply)
  • Parking Available
  • Picnic Area
  • Toilets
  • Tea-room/Cafe onsite
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Roe Valley Country Park

Address
41 Dogleap Road
Limavady
County Londonderry
BT49 9NN
Phone number
T: (028) 7772 2074
Email
Web Address
www.daera-ni.gov.uk
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