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

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Banagher Glen



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  • Great walk but need signage along route to keep walkers informed about how far they are into walk and how far to end of trail

    paul lenehan at 2:59 pm
  • County Derry

    Distance 2 miles

    OS Map Sheet 7 or Sperrins Activity Map

    Terrain Surfaced road

    Nearest Town Dungiven or Feeny

    Route Shape Linear

    Grid Reference C67170 04829

    Route Type Woodland

    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.

    Ancient woodland, flora & fauna

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

    Translink – journeyplanner.translink.co.uk

    Dogs are allowed. Dogs must be kept under close control

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

    Grade 4

    • The path may not be hard and firm in all weathers with loose stones (not bigger than 10cm) with occasional tree roots and pot holes and will be at least 80cm wide for its entire length.
    • The path gradients and cross slopes will be greater than 6 degrees
    • Obstacles such as steps or stiles are to be expected and surface breaks may be larger 75mm in width.
    • There will be a clear head height of greater than 2.10m for the entire length of the route.
    • Passing places and rest areas may not be formalised or provided.