WalkNI.com Your definitive guide to walking in Northern Ireland
Quality Walk

Loughgall Country Park - Orchard Walk

A 2 mile fairly flat (with the exception of one steep hill) walk on tarmac paths in the natural surroundings of Loughgall Country Park - a magnificent 188 hectare estate of open farmland, orchards and 37 acre ‘Lough’.

The walk is part of Highway to Health walking routes - a series of waymarked walking routes throughout Northern Ireland.  There is no charge for the walk, however there is a £2.15 fee for car parking.

 

County

Armagh

Distance

2 miles

OS Map

Sheet 19

Nearest Town

Loughgall

Route Shape

Circular

Route Type

Parkland & Grassland

Terrain

Fairly flat tarmac road

Grid Reference (Start)

H910519

Grid Reference (End)

H910519

Point of Interest

Apple blossom in the spring, the Hermitage

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Other Area

Route Description

To complete this walk follow the blue waymarkers around the park.

From the carpark follow the tarmac pathway, keep to the left of the two Y junctions and continue through the pedestrian entrance at the metal gate before proceeding 20 metres to the T junction where it meets a tarmac roadway. Turn left here and continue straight ahead at the crossroads following the blue walk way markers. Keep to the left along the tarred road avoiding the first right to the manor house.  Continue straight ahead for 50 metres and avoid the two left turns before proceeding down the hill keeping left at the Y junction.  Keep to the road until you come to a junction at the bottom of a hill (there will be woodland on your left and an open field with large trees on your right).  Follow the path to the right for approximately 100 metres keeping left at the Y junctions (there will be an orchard on your right) before continuing 50 metres to the T junction. Turn right and proceed 100 metres past the boat slipway on the right keeping to the tarmac path before taking a left to return to the car park.

Getting to the Start (by Car)

Loughgall Country Park is located on the B77 Armagh to Portadown Rd. All walks start from the main car park.

Dogs

Dogs are allowed. Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times in the Country Park.

Accessibility Grade

Grade 3

Accessible Facilities

The following facilities are available for users with limited mobility:

Café (wheelchair accessible) - Mon-Fri 9am-10pm, Sat 7am-10pm, Sun 7.30am-10pm
Shop (wheelchair accessible)
Disabled toilets
Disabled parking

Facilities

Reception area, car park, toilets, changing rooms, showers, trim trail, junior adventure trail, golf course, coarse fishing lake

Publication

Country Park brochure

Publication Availability

Contact Loughgall Country Park reception 028 3889 2900 or visit www.loughgallcountrypark.co.uk

Walk Location
Map of Northern Ireland
 
Image Gallery

Ratings and Comments

Robert Nesbitt 14 April, 2009 @ 17:58

I went to Loughgall last autumn the weather was a mixed Bag of blustry showers and sunny intervals we did the whole 3 trails and at the end we saved the Orchard trail till Last also there was Plenty of apples lying around so it was apple pies for the Winter warmers and an end to a Lovely Walk we will be going back Next sunday and we hope the apple blossoms will be out with the lagan valley Ramblers club

Add Your Rating

Know a good walk that is not included on the site?

Suggest a Walk >