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Errigal Glen Trail

PLEASE NOTE: No public access on the following dates due to private pheasant shoots: 10 November 2018, 19 January 2019 and 26 January 2019.

The Errigal Glen Trail follows woodland trail, country roads, forest road and open hillside. Points of interest include Errigal Old Church and Souterrain and Gortnamoyagh Inauguration Stone.

County

Londonderry

Distance

2.5 miles

OS Map

Sheet 8

Nearest Town

Garvagh

Route Shape

Circular

Route Type

Hill, Woodland

Terrain

Woodland trail, hills & roads

Grid Reference (Start)

C812145

Grid Reference (End)

C812145

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 (by Public Transport)

Translink - journeyplanner.translink.co.uk

Getting to the Start (by Car)

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

Dogs

Dogs are allowed. Dogs must be kept under close control

Accessibility Grade

Grade 5

Facilities

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

Publication

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

Publication Availability

Coleraine TIC Tel: 028 7034 4723

Walk Location
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Ratings and Comments

★★★★★
rachel 10 May, 2010 @ 00:11

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

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