Springhill House – Woodland Walk

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A short walk through Springhill Estate taking in the mixed woodland and a wildflower meadow.

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Springhill House – Woodland Walk

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County Derry

Distance 0.6 miles

OS Map Sheet 14

Terrain Gravel path, steep in places

Nearest Town Moneymore

Route Shape Circular

Grid Reference H86829 82876

Route Type Parkland & Grassland, Woodland

Route Description

This short walk journeys through a young mixed woodland, which has a stunning display of bluebells in the early spring. The woodland opens out into a wildflower meadow, which is alive with colour and insect activity throughout the summer.

The path winds through the wildflowers, crossing the main driveway, where you can capture the distinctive view of the front of Springhill house, before stopping at the enchanting tree door to see if the wee folk are at home. Children and adults alike can enjoy an adventure through the woodlands to uncover clearings, full of natural climbing frames. There are rope swings and dens, mud pie pits and snail racing courses, mystical creatures and thrones to capture imaginations. Encouraging children of all ages to discover the woodland, throughout the seasons, creating their own stories and games as they play. The trail finishes at the exit gate lodge where our second hand book shop is located.

The Sawpit Hill Walk and/ or Beech 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 *

Point of Interest

Springhill House.

Getting to the start

From Moneymore follow the signs to Springhill House out the B18. Parking at the property.

Public transport

Translink – journeyplanner.translink.co.uk

Dog Policy

Dogs are allowed. Dogs must be kept on leads


Car park, toilets, coffee shop (open in season) and caravan park picnickers are welcome.

The following facilities are available for users with limited mobility:

– Disabled toilets
– Disabled parking
– Wheelchair available

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.