Short walk along forest road and through coniferous forest with a steep section leading to the summit of Binevenagh with panoramic views over Lough Foyle, the Roe Valley, Inishowen and to the west coast of Scotland. Extended routes are available.
Distance 3 miles
OS Map Sheet 4
Terrain Forest track off road sections
Nearest Town Limavady
Route Shape Circular
Grid Reference C703318
Route Type Forest
Park up on Leighery Road (C 703 313) adjacent to a sharp bend. Opposite is a gate leading into the forest, follow this path and take the first track to the left.
Follow this uphill for 1.5 KM, turn right onto forest road and head for the summit of Binevenagh. Pass the west side of the trout stocked artificial lake, then head NW towards the cliff edge.
Panoramic views from the summit stretch for miles. On a good day the north coast is visible, as is Scotland and if the conditions are right gliders from Ulster Gliding Club will fill the skies above.
The surrounding slopes are home to a number of rare alpine plants and birds. Follow the path NW down to the forest, when you arrive at a track turn right and you will soon be back at the start.
Watch out for gliders soaring over the summit
Accessed from Leighery Road bewteen Bishop’s Road and Duncrun Road, just off the Causeway Coastal Route. Park on Leighery Road or alternatively follow signs to the summit of Binevenagh.
Translink – journeyplanner.translink.co.uk
Refreshments & toilets at Magilligan, Benone or Limavady.
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Extraordinary! Drove from Limavardy, dawn 21st jan 2020. Heavy fog, hauntingly beautiful. We were alone for the hour that we were there. Spectacular views and memorable photos.
Breath taking scenery on the path up and all around a magical place.
The route described is 4.5 km or 2.8 miles in length.