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Mountsandel Road
Coleraine
County Londonderry
BT52 1TL
Tel: (028) 9082 3207
Alt: (028) 9082 3214
Email: scmenquiries@communities-ni.gov.uk
Web: www.communities-ni.gov.uk/topics/historic-environment

Directions from Town:

1 1/4 miles (2km) south-south-east of Coleraine, on the east bank of the River Bann in a forestry plantation, approached on foot by a forest path either from north or south.

Opening times:

Open access all year round.

Prices:

Admission Free.

Mountsandel Fort

Coleraine

Mountsandel Wood is the earliest known settlement of man in Ireland dating to between 7600 and 7900BC.
Flint tools were found here, indicating that Stone Age hunters camped here to fish salmon in the natural weir. The earthen fort is thought to date back to Norman times.

The forest walk leads from the fort down to the banks of the Bann and passes close to the weir at The Cutts.

There are good views over Somerset Wood and of the River Bann.

Swans, kingfishers and herons nest along the riverside

Parking Available
NB. This map is based on the postcode and so may not reflect the exact location.
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