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Errigal Glen Trail

PLEASE NOTE: Gortnamoyagh Forest is currently closed for public access due to ongoing tree-felling and harvesting. Public access will resume at completion of works -Thank you for your co-operation).

The Errigal Glen Trail is one of two waymarked trails in the picturesque Glenullin region 3 miles south west of Garvagh. The route follows woodland trail, country roads, forest road and open hillside. Points of interest include Errigal Old Church and Souterrain and Gortnamoyagh Inauguration Stone.




2.5 miles

OS Map

Sheet 8

Nearest Town


Route Shape


Route Type

Hill, Woodland


Woodland trail, hills & roads

Grid Reference (Start)


Grid Reference (End)


Point of Interest

Errigal Old Church & Souterrain

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Other Area

Route Description

This waymarked trail (follow green waymarkers) starts and finishes at the Errigal Bridge entrance to Errigal Glen on Temple Road. The route follows the fast flowing Agivey River through the steep-sided and well-wooded Glen. For safety reasons, please keep to the waymarked track through the Glen.

Having passed Ballintemple House, exit the Glen on to Churchtown Road, turn left and proceed with care along this road. On reaching the junction at Ballintemple, turn right on to Ballyrogan Road, observing the ancient remains of Errigal Old Church and souterrain on the left.

Proceed along this road and turn left on to Gortnamoyagh Road before entering Gortnamoyagh Forest on the left. Within the forest section it is possible to visit the inauguration stone known as the Saint’s Track or Shane’s Leap.

From the forest the route passes through new woodland, picking up the remnants of an old laneway to join Churchtown Road. Turn right and then left at the next junction on to Glen Road returning to the starting point at Errigal Bridge.

Getting to the Start

Turn off A29 south of Garvagh on to Churchtown Road. Follow this road until it joins Temple Road. Turn left and entrance to Errigal Glen is approx. 300m on left

Accessibility Grade

Grade 5


Refreshments and toilets available in Garvagh, approx. 3 miles away


Leaflet entitled "A Guide to Glenullin's Waymarked Trails"

Publication Availability

Coleraine TIC Tel: 028 7034 4723

Walk Location
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rachel 10 May, 2010 @ 00:11

a wee paradise at the end of our road...... just beautiful!

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