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Banagher Glen

Banagher Glen, Feeny, Derry/Londonderry, BT47 4PN
aerial view of Banagher Glen

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The reserve lies 4 miles to the south of Dungiven and can be accessed by the narrow Magheramore Road.


From the car park, passing through the kissing gate, follow the road as it climbs uphill and through the wooded glen. At the 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. To return retrace your steps to the start.

Take a short walk through the steep wooded Banagher Glen, one of the oldest ancient oak woodlands in Ireland to Altnaheglish Reservoir and Banagher Dam. There is a surfaced road from car park to dam with some very steep sections. Banagher Nature Reserve is one of 50 similar reserves in Northern Ireland.

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  • Car parking
  • Parking (free)

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Narrow road entrance - please use caution and drive slowly. 

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