Peatlands Parkside Walk

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The main park gates and the gates at Derryadd Lough are open daily from 9.00am to 9.00pm Easter Sunday until the end of September and from 9.00am to 5.00pm during the winter months. Please check the signs for closing times on your arrival. Admission into the park is FREE all year round.

The Information Centre and Railway operate daily from 12.00pm to 5.00pm during June, July and August and at Weekends and Bank Holidays from Easter Sunday until the end of September.

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Peatlands Parkside Walk



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County Armagh

Distance 1 miles

OS Map Sheet 19

Terrain Tarmac roads and boardwalk paths

Nearest Town Loughgall

Route Shape Circular

Grid Reference H89758 60347

Route Type Parkland & Grassland

Follow the path marked with brown arrows. This route takes you past the Visitor Centre where you can pick up information and purchase tickets (when operational) for the narrow gauge railway has been associated with the area since the 1950’s. Two of the carriages have been specially adapted to take wheelchairs.

Close by the railway platform, a short stroll around the Bog Garden will provide the visitor with a chance to see virtually all the flora species associated with the peatland habitat.

There are four other routes in the Park of various lengths and marked with different coloured arrows.

This walk is also suitable for people with limited mobility – please link to Disabled Ramblers NI – Peatlands Park.

Duck pond, Railway, Bog Garden

Peatlands Park is located at Junction 13 off the M1.

You can also get to Peatlands Park via the national cycling network however, please note that cycling/mountainbiking is not permitted in the park except for on vehicular roads.

All Waymarked walks start at the Information Triangle adjacent to the main car park.

Translink – journeyplanner.translink.co.uk

Dogs are allowed. Dogs must be kept under control at all times. Please clean up after your dog.

Free parking is available for 200 cars or 20 coaches including 12 disabled parking bays. There is also a smaller Car Park at Derryadd Lough on the eastern margin of the park.

FACILITIES INCLUDE
Visitor Centre
Education Centre (school groups)
Toilets
Access for disabled visitors
Railway (carriages adapted for wheelchairs)
Scooters for Shopmobility members
Car/bus parking
Souvenir shop
Picnic areas

The following facilities are available for users with limited mobility:

– Café (wheelchair accessible)
– Disabled parking
– Disabled toilets
– Mobility vehicle available
– Hearing loop system

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.