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Reubens Glen

Reuben’s Glen short trail is along a beautiful ancient coach road that once linked the plantation towns of Draperstown and Moneymore in the early 17th Century.

County

Londonderry

Distance

0.6 (One Way) miles

OS Map

13

Nearest Town

Moneymore

Route Shape

Linear

Route Type

Riverside, Woodland

Terrain

Unsurfaced paths, steep in parts

Grid Reference (Start)

H858 887

Grid Reference (End)

H858 887

Point of Interest

Reubens Glen

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Sperrins

Route Description

Reuben’s Glen is the last remaining identifiable part of what was once an important thoroughfare between Moneymore and Draperstown. The route follows a small river through a wooded area featuring mature larch trees, with the occasional noble fir, birch and ash. The rest of the route consists mostly of native broadleaves with the occasional Spanish chestnut planted at random. Bluebells and wood sorrel are the dominant ground cover and are a wonderful sight when in full bloom. An abundance of wildlife is also evident.

 

Dogs

Dogs are allowed. Dogs to be kept under control

Accessibility Grade

Grade 5

Facilities

Layby car parking

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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