Moydamlaght Forest – Eagles Rock Trail

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A circular route following a gravel forest trail through conifer and native woodland, peaking beside the impressive rock face of Craig-na-shoke.

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  • A tough walk, mostly uphill. It has fantastic views it was well worth the effort. We walked 4.3miles finished it in 1hr 45 minutes.

    Julie at 8:04 pm
  • Marking is okay but the distance of each walk would be helpful essentially for older people who would like to do the walks. Also a few wooden benches throughout the walk would also be appreciated. The average age of our group was 70 and we walked to the eagles nest.

    Maryjo at 1:11 pm
  • Fantastic walk up to Eagle’s Rock with friends today. Amazing views at the top. A real hidden gem, planning a return trip to walk Hudy’s Way!

    Gillian at 7:30 pm
  • County Derry

    Distance 4 miles

    OS Map 13

    Terrain Forest roads

    Nearest Town Draperstown

    Route Shape Circular

    Grid Reference H74034 98699

    Route Type Forest

    Route Description

    This trail lasting approximately 2 hours will lead you through conifer forest on a climb up the slopes of Mullaghmore to the stunning rock face of Craig-na-shoke. The effort is rewarded with extensive views out over the surrounding hills and countryside. The return journey starts by retracing your steps before the trail branches off to the right and returns to the car park through a small stand of Beech trees.

    Point of Interest

    Eagles Rock, Moydamlaght Forest

    Getting to the start

    Take the Moydamlaght Road from the village of Moneyneany, the car parking area is on the left 500m after the outskirts of the village.

    Public transport

    Translink – journeyplanner.translink.co.uk

    Dog Policy

    Dogs are allowed. Dogs to be kept under control

    Facilities

    Parking area present

    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.