Brantry Wood is a great spot for outdoor recreation. There are way-marked trails throughout the forest. The trails are all a circular loop ranging from 1 – 3 km in length.
Distance 1.9 miles
OS Map Sheet 13
Terrain Gravel paths with some steep sections
Nearest Town Eglish
Route Shape Circular
Grid Reference H 75020 53334
Route Type Woodland
Brantry Wood is an ancient woodland site, this means that there has been trees on this site since it was first mapped in 1830 (1st Edition Ordnance Survey maps) and that this tree cover has been maintained until the present day.
The woodland plays host to a wide variety of wildlife. Keep an eye out for evidence of foxes, badgers and bats. Look up to the skies for a variety of birdlife such as Buzzards, Great tits, Blue tits and chaffinch. Down by the Lake you may see dragon flies, damsel fries and swans.
Rowan, Alder, Oak and Birch
Brantry Lodge car park is on Brantry Road, BT70 1LJ
Translink – journeyplanner.translink.co.uk
Dogs are allowed but must be kept on a lead
Picnic tables & low level play on site.
Brantry Lodge is available for community use, booking essential.
On-site parking available.
The following facilities are available for users with limited mobility:
– Café (wheelchair accessible)
– Disabled toilets
- The path may not be hard and firm in all weathers with loose stones (not bigger than 5cm) with occasional tree roots and pot holes and will be at least 1m wide for its entire length.
- The path will not be steeper than 6 degrees or have a cross slope of greater than 6 degrees.
- There will not be any obstacles such as steps or stiles and surface breaks will be between 12mm and 75mm in width.
- There will be a clear head height of greater than 2.10m for the entire length of the route.
- There will be passing places at least every 150m and rest areas at least every 1km.