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Mountsandel Fort

Mountsandel Road, Coleraine, County Londonderry, BT52 1TL
Mountsandel Fort

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Mountsandel Wood is the earliest known settlement of man in Ireland dating to between 7600 and 7900BC.
Flint tools were found here, indicating that Stone Age hunters camped here to fish salmon in the natural weir. The earthen fort is thought to date back to Norman times.

The forest walk leads from the fort down to the banks of the Bann and passes close to the weir at The Cutts.

There are good views over Somerset Wood and of the River Bann.

Swans, kingfishers and herons nest along the riverside

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  • Open Mondays
  • Open Sundays

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  • On site parking

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  • Free (parking charges may apply)

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* Open access all year round.

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