Springhill House – Beech Walk
A short walk through Springhill Estate taking in the Beech Tree Avenue.
Distance 0.3 miles
OS Map Sheet 14
Terrain Gravel path, steep in places
Nearest Town Moneymore
Route Shape Circular
Grid Reference H876838
Route Type Parkland & Grassland, Woodland
The Beech Walk leads you through the avenue of Beech trees replanted in 1984, only one of the original beech trees remains at the beginning of the Beech Walk, and is approximately 300 years old. The walk leads up to the tower, built in 1731, which was once a corn mill. From the tower views of the Sperrins and Slieve Gallion can be enjoyed on a clear day. The beech trees provide stunning colour throughout the year, from vivid green in the spring to rich reds in the autumn.
The Sawpit Hill Walk can be incorportated into this walk to extend the route.
* Please note that National Trust entrance pricing applies for this walk. Please see the link below for details *
From Moneymore follow the signs to Springhill House out the B18. Parking at the property.
Dogs must be kept on leads
Car park, toilets, coffee shop (open in season) and caravan park picnickers are welcome.
- 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° or have a cross slope of greater than 6°.
- 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.