Brantry Wood

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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.

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  • Walked the longer of the paths on a really warm day (18/7/21). As previously mentioned, not much shelter, but don’t let that deter you from visiting a beautiful, well maintained spot. The short offshoot to the small lake was well worth it. The surrounding trees dipping into the water provided some excellent photo opportunities. I only met other walkers on my way to the car park, so it’s a wonderful place to be at one with nature and clear your head. There’s a number of car parking spaces and each time I have visited here I always got a space. Plenty of bins in car park too.
    Brantry Wood probably a little known gem with no litter nor dog fouling. The walk around the lough, just across the road, is also a great place to visit but it tends to be busier.

    Janet W at 1:49 pm
  • Visited the wood on a dry but cool Spring day and enjoyed walking along the green, red and blue trails.
    A lot of the woods on the lough side of the green and blue trails have been cut down and it means that on a hot day that you will need to wear sunblock because the paths are very exposed.
    The paths are well maintained and accessible to most people. There are also benches placed at regular intervals.
    We saw very little dog fouling and no litter.
    The car park is free.
    The buildings, information boards and waymarks are all well maintained.
    There is plenty of birdlife too. We saw bullfinches, chaffinches, robins, wrens and chiffchaffs.
    I recommend this walk if you live locally or are visiting the area

    Phil at 4:43 pm
  • County Tyrone

    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

    Route Description

    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.

    Point of Interest

    Rowan, Alder, Oak and Birch

    Getting to the start

    Brantry Lodge car park is on Brantry Road, BT70 1LJ

    Public transport

    Translink – journeyplanner.translink.co.uk

    Dog Policy

    Dogs are allowed but must be kept on a lead

    Facilities

    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

    Accessibility Grade

    Grade 3

    • 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.