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Springhill House - Woodland Walk

A short walk through Springhill Estate taking in the mixed woodland and a wildflower meadow. 

County

Londonderry

Distance

0.6 miles

OS Map

Sheet 14

Nearest Town

Moneymore

Route Shape

Circular

Route Type

Parkland & Grassland, Woodland

Terrain

Gravel path, steep in places

Grid Reference (Start)

H876838

Grid Reference (End)

H876838

Point of Interest

Springhill House.

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Sperrins

Route Description

This short walk journeys through a young mixed woodland, which has a stunning display of bluebells in the early spring. The woodland opens out into a wildflower meadow, which is alive with colour and insect activity throughout the summer.

The path winds through the wildflowers, crossing the main driveway, where you can capture the distinctive view of the front of Springhill house, before stopping at the enchanting tree door to see if the wee folk are at home. Children and adults alike can enjoy an adventure through the woodlands to uncover clearings, full of natural climbing frames. There are rope swings and dens, mud pie pits and snail racing courses, mystical creatures and thrones to capture imaginations. Encouraging children of all ages to discover the woodland, throughout the seasons, creating their own stories and games as they play. The trail finishes at the exit gate lodge where our second hand book shop is located.

The Sawpit Hill Walk and/ or Beech Walk can be incorportated into this walk to extend the route.

* Please note that National Trust entrance pricing applies for this walk. Please see the link below for details *

Getting to the Start (by Car)

From Moneymore follow the signs to Springhill House out the B18. Parking at the property.

Dogs

Dogs are allowed. Dogs to be kept under control

Accessibility Grade

Grade 3

Accessible Facilities

The following facilities are available for users with limited mobility:

Disabled toilets
Disabled parking
Wheelchair available

Facilities

Car park, toilets, coffee shop (open in season) and caravan park picnickers are welcome.

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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