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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.




0.6 (One Way) miles

OS Map


Nearest Town


Route Shape


Route Type

Riverside, Woodland


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


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.


Getting to the Start

Translink - journeyplanner.translink.co.uk


Dogs are allowed. Dogs to be kept under control

Accessibility Grade

Grade 5


Layby car parking


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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Ratings and Comments

Amanda 16 October, 2017 @ 08:02

Very picturesque walk but take your wellies. A lot of money seems to have been put into this area at one time ( information boards, paths, and picnic area) but left unkept since, with moss growing over the pathway in the picnic area including a few tractor tryes some one has throw over from the road. Once past these it is an idyllic walk with the running river beside you and a couple of trees to climb over which have fallen during storms again left abandoned. Lovely walk which now I have discovered will definitely do again.

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