Errigal Glen Trail

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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 Errigal Glen Trail follows woodland trail, country roads, forest road and open hillside. Points of interest include Errigal Old Church and Souterrain and Gortnamoyagh Inauguration Stone.

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Errigal Glen Trail

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County Derry

Distance 2.5 miles

OS Map Sheet 8

Terrain Woodland trail, hills & roads

Nearest Town Garvagh

Route Shape Circular

Grid Reference Hill, Woodland

Route Type Hill, Woodland

Route Description

This waymarked trail (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.

Having passed Ballintemple House, exit the Glen on to Churchtown Road, turn left and proceed with care along this road. On reaching the junction at Ballintemple, turn right on to Ballyrogan Road, observing the ancient remains of Errigal Old Church and souterrain on the left.

Proceed along this road and turn left on to Gortnamoyagh Road before entering Gortnamoyagh Forest on the left. Within the forest section it is possible to visit the inauguration stone known as the Saint’s Track or Shane’s Leap.

From the forest the route passes through new woodland, picking up the remnants of an old laneway to join Churchtown Road. Turn right and then left at the next junction on to Glen Road returning to the starting point at Errigal Bridge.

Point of Interest

Errigal Old Church & Souterrain

Getting to the start

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

Public transport

Translink –

Dog Policy

Dogs are allowed. Dogs must be kept under close control


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

Accessibility Grade

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.