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Ness Country Park

50 Oughtagh Road, Killaloo, County Londonderry, BT47 3TR
Ness Country Park

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About

Ness Wood is named for ‘an las’ or Ness, meaning Waterfall, in this case one of the highest waterfall in Northern Ireland. After the last ice age, ten thousand years ago, the old Burntollet Rivercourse was blocked by glacial deposits. In eroding a new channel through the rock, the river has created the magnificent waterfall, gorges, portholes and rapids which are a feature of Ness Woods.

The Country Park is 55 hectares of mixed woodland along with open parkland which extends along both sides of the Burntollet River. There are over 7km of stunning woodland and riverside walks including a magnificent waterfall walk.

For the less able visitors, there is also a meadow walk which offers easy access walking. The park also has picnic tables, wildlife ponds, wildflower meadows and a visitor centre with local information and an exhibition on woodland biodiversity.

Facilities include visitors centre, toilets, woodland and riverside paths, children’s playpark, picnic areas and car parks.

Car parking at 4 points: 
Main car park at Visitors Centre (access via Oughtagh Road). 
Open access car park ( Donaghy’s ) at main entrance (access via Oughtagh Road).
Open access Ness Wood car park (access via Oughtagh Road).
Open access Ervey Wood car park (access via Ervey Road).

For guidance on walks check out https://walkni.com/walks/ness-ervey-and-burntollet/

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Facilities

Catering

  • Picnic Area

Children & Infants

  • Children's play area

Establishment Features

  • Toilets

Event Facilities

  • Booking Required - Please be advised that commercial activities or events, including filming, photography and organised group activities are not permitted without prior written permission from the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA). Charges for commercial use of the property may apply. For enquiries please contact: nieainfo@daera-ni.gov.uk

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Guide Prices

Free

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Opening Times

* The park is open to access all year round. Car Parks remain open all year round.

Toilet facilities are open daily from - 08:00 -16:00

Visitor Centre is open Weekends & Bank Holidays 12:00 –16:00 from Easter through to September

Please note that some facilities may be reduced to allow for social distancing and that local measures to ensure public and staff safety should be followed as necessary.
In addition, car parks may be temporarily closed at times to support social distancing if sites become particularly busy or crowded. Make sure that you follow Public Health Agency guidelines and maintain social distancing at all times.

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

The park is 4.5 km north-west of the village of Claudy and 13 km south-east of Derry. The park is signposted from the A6, via Oughtagh Rd.

Public Transport Directions

There is a regular bus service between Derry and Dungiven on the A6. From the main road it is a 2.5-mile walk to the start of the walk. For info on bus times contact Ulsterbus Ltd, www.translink.co.uk or 028 7126 2261

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