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Banagher Glen

Banagher Glen, Dungiven, Derry~Londonderry, BT47 4PN
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STARTING POINT

The reserve lies 4 miles to the south of Dungiven and can be accessed by the narrow Magheramore Road.

ROUTE DESCRIPTION

From the car park, passing through the kissing gate, follow the road as it climbs uphill and through the wooded glen. At the fork in the road take a left and continue climbing along the surfaced road, crossing a number of bridges on the ascent until the dam comes into view. To return retrace your steps to the start.

Take a short walk through the steep wooded Banagher Glen, one of the oldest ancient oak woodlands in Ireland to Altnaheglish Reservoir and Banagher Dam. There is a surfaced road from car park to dam with some very steep sections. Banagher Nature Reserve is one of 50 similar reserves in Northern Ireland.


 

Facilities

Establishment Features

  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking
  • Parking (free)

Map & Directions

Opening Times

Open Christmas
Open New Year

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Road Directions

Narrow road entrance - please use caution and drive slowly. 

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