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Derrynoyd Wood Trail

A circular route following a gravel forest trail through conifer and native woodland.

County

Londonderry

Distance

1.4 miles

OS Map

13

Nearest Town

Draperstown

Route Shape

Circular

Route Type

Forest, Riverside, Woodland

Terrain

Gravel paths

Grid Reference (Start)

H763959

Grid Reference (End)

H763959

Point of Interest

Derrynoyd Centre

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Sperrins

Route Description

The walk is an easy stroll and comprises of a stoned pathway among native and coniferous woodland. Follow the green and yellow waymarkers from the car park, completing the walk in an anticlockwise direction.

The walk commences in the car park of the Derrynoid Centre (Closed). Derrynoid Lodge was home to the notorious hanging judge, Judge Torrens. The former Rural College was built on the site of the outbuildings, coach houses and stables of the country house. Although the buildings and centre are now closed the grounds remain open to the public. The route makes for an easy stroll on forest paths with no obstacles or difficult sections. The walk forms a loop and can be extended to take in another 0.9 miles of woodland, the Derrynoyd River Trail. Walkers can also park at the start of the River Trail to access both routes, for a figure of 8 walk, 2.3 miles in length.

 

Getting to the Start (by Car)

Take the Derrynoyd Road from the village of Draperstown, the entrance to the Derrynoyd Centre car park is on the right, 1.2 km after the outskirts of the village.

Dogs

Dogs are allowed. Dogs to be kept under control

Accessibility Grade

Grade 4

Facilities

Parking area present

Publication

Gateway to the Sperrins - A Guide for Walkers

Publication Availability

Available for download from this page

Walk Location
Map of Northern Ireland
 
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