Errigal Glen Walk

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PLEASE NOTE: No public access on the following dates due to private pheasant shoots: 10 November 2018, 19 January 2019 and 26 January 2019.

The linear waymarked Errigal Glen Walk (follow green waymarkers) starts and finishes at the Errigal Bridge entrance to Errigal Glen on Temple Road, approx. 3 miles south west of Garvagh. The route follows the fast flowing Agivey River through the steep-sided and well-wooded Glen. This short walk is part of the longer circular Errigal Glen Trail (2.5 miles). This section of route is relatively flat with natural woodland floor underfoot – no formal path surface.

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County Derry

Distance 0.6 (One Way) miles

OS Map Sheet 8

Terrain Woodland trail, no formal paths

Nearest Town Garvagh

Route Shape Linear

Grid Reference C81151 14524

Route Type Riverside, Woodland

The linear waymarked Errigal Glen Walk (follow green waymarkers) starts and finishes at the Errigal Bridge entrance to Errigal Glen on Temple Road. The route follows the fast flowing Agivey River through the steep-sided and well-wooded Glen. For safety reasons, please keep to the waymarked track through the Glen. Due to risk of falling trees and branches, public access is not encouraged through Errigal Glen during stormy weather.

Having reached the end of the Glen, where it exits on to Churchtown Road, walkers turn around and retrace their steps through the Glen to the starting point.

For information the longer Errigal Glen Trail (circular route, 2.5 miles) also starts and finishes at Errigal Bridge and passes along the same route through Errigal Glen (but due to the fact that it incorporates sections of on-road walking it has not been accredited as a quality walk).

Interpretation panels have been placed at strategic points along the route.

Agivey River and Errigal Glen woodland

Turn off A29 road south of Garvagh on to Churchtown Road and follow this road until it joins Temple Road. Turn left and entrance to Errigal Glen is approx. 300m on left.

Translink – journeyplanner.translink.co.uk

Dogs are allowed. Dogs must be kept under control at all times

Refreshments and toilets available in Garvagh, approx. 3 miles away.

Grade 5

  • There may not be a formalised path, and variable, single file trails are to be expected.
  • Gradients and cross slope could be expected to be steep and not limited.
  • Obstacles and surface breaks of greater than 75mm measured across the line of the path to be expected.
  • Overhanging branches are possible. Passing places and rest areas may not be formalised or provided.