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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. There is a disabled angler's jetty by the river and 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.
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)
TEMPORARY PATH CLOSURE
To Facilitate Essential Path Maintenance Access From Carrick Mills Footbridge to Anglers Jetty ( East Bank ) will be CLOSED temporarily.
Thursday 2 July 2020
Dogleap Road will be temporarily closed and access to the country park will be disrupted to facilitate surface dressing road works .
- Picnic Area
- Tea-room/Cafe onsite
Parking & Transport
- On site parking
- Free (parking charges may apply)