A challeging route through Glenshane Forest climbing to a mass rock and then looping back across open mountain past the source of the River Roe, Glenshane and Corrick Mountain. Follows part of the Ulster Way. No dogs as sheep graze open mountain.
Distance 7.1 miles
OS Map Sheet 8 or Sperrins Activity Map
Terrain Forest track & open mountain
Nearest Town Dungiven
Route Shape Circular
Grid Reference C777044
Route Type Forest, Mountain
From forest entrance cross stile and follow track downhill, continue straight on at crossroads. Follow track through forest ignoring all other turn offs.
After 3 kms the route climbs steeply with a sharp left hand turn bringing you to a sheltered spot with the mass rock.
Ascend the steep section S from the mass rock to come on to open mountain. Head W to make for Mullaghmore before looping back to White Mountain in the North and across Glenshane Mountain to meet edge of the forest.
* Care should be taken midway between Bohilbreaga and Mullaghmore as two barbedwire fences have been constructed that run north/south parallel to each other, no stiles or gates are currently in place *
Continue N along forest edge and pick up a track on the E side of Corrick mountain. Turn right on this track crossing a gate and then turn left at the crossroads to return to start.
These walks are situated in a working forest environment and may be subject to diversion and closure from time to time.
Up to date information is available on the Forest Service web site – https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/glenshane-forest.
Mass rock in forest and source of River Roe
Various start points available. Start from entrance to Glenshane Forest on the southern side of A6 6 miles east of Dungiven.
Translink – journeyplanner.translink.co.uk
Toilets and refreshments at Ponderosa Bar 1 mile south of start point, Dungiven or Glenshane Services.
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My fiancee and myself walked this route on St. Patrick’s Day and had the mountains to ourselves. Wonderful views and excellent walking conditions though care is needed between Glenshane Mountain and Corrick Mountain where a ditch has been excavated exposing very soft peat. Some foam insulation for crossing the barbed wire fences is handy.