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Banagher Glen

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Banagher Glen

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Short walk through the steep wooded Banagher Glen, one of the oldest ancient oak woodlands in Ireland to Altnaheglish Reservoir and Banagher Dam. Surfaced road from car park to dam with some very steep sections.

The gate to the car park is open from June
to September 9.00 am-9.00 pm at weekends. During July and August, it is open daily from 9.00 am to 9.00 pm. However, access to the reserve is
available all year round by parking just outside the reserve gate.

Banagher Nature Reserve is one of 50 similar reserves in Northern Ireland

Start Point:
C672048

Finish Point:
C672048

Route:
From car park pass through kissing gate and continue past old filter house. At fork in the road take a left and continue climbing along the surfaced road, crossing a number of bridges on the ascent until the dam comes into view. Retrace your steps to the start.

Distance:
2 miles

Terrain:
Surfaced road

Point of interest:
Ancient woodland, flora & fauna

Facilities:
Seasonal toilets at car park. Refreshments + toilets in Dungiven.

Publication:
The Sperrins Walking Guide

Publication availability:
Sperrins Tourism 028 8674 7700 Alternatively, the leaflet is available to download on this webpage.

Nearest town:
Dungiven or Feeny

OS map:
Sheet 7 or Sperrins Activity Map

Accessible terrain:
Tarmac road uphill to Reservoir

Facilities

Provider Preferences

  • Free (parking charges may apply)

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