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Loughgall Country Park - Bridlepath

The route is fairly flat with the exception of one steep hill. The route follows tarmac paths and includes a section along the lake shoreline.

The walk is part of Highway to Health walking routes - a series of waymarked walking routes throughout Northern Ireland. There is no charge for walk, however there is a £2.00 fee for car parking. Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times in the Country Park.

County

Armagh

Distance

3.6 miles

OS Map

Sheet 19

Nearest Town

Loughgall

Route Shape

Circular

Route Type

Parkland & Grassland

Terrain

Tarmac, country lane

Grid Reference (Start)

H909519

Grid Reference (End)

H909519

Point of Interest

Lime kilns, ice house

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Other Area

Route Description

The walk starts at the top of the car park at Loughgall Country Park.

Follow the tarmac pathway keeping to the left of the two Y junctions, continue through the pedestrian entrance at the metal gate; proceed 20 metres to the T-junction where it meets a tarmac roadway. Turn left and continue straight ahead at the crossroads following the walk way markers. Keep to the left along the tarred road avoid the first right to the manor house.  Continue straight ahead 50 metres and avoid the two left turns proceed 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 (woodland on your left and open field with large tree on your right)

From this point continue straight ahead taking the first left where you reach a d-rail fence/stone pillars, follow tarmac path where you will pass a Lime Kiln on your right continue following the tarmac road for a further 1 km at the silver metal gates take right onto the stone path, at the end of which take right onto a concrete roadway, follow the concrete/tarred road keeping left.

At this point you will be passing a yarded area on your right continue straight ahead at the cross roads and follow the path meandering through the forest.  Proceed down the steep hill passing the sign for the ice house on your right and through another wooded area.  When you reach the end you will come to T-junction and turn right continue passing the Lime Kiln on your left follow the path straight ahead to the next T-junction turn left and follow the path past reception back to the car park.

Getting to the Start (by Car)

Loughgall Country Park is situated off the B77 Armagh to Portadown road. All walks start from the main car park.

Accessibility Grade

Grade 5

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 area, tennis courts, golf course, coarse fishery

Publication

Walking routes within Loughgall Country Park are shown on the General Country Park brochure which can be obtained at reception. There is a full color map with directions within the brochure.

Publication Availability

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

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Ratings and Comments

Shaun F McKittrick 24 July, 2009 @ 20:10

A pleasant walk. Well worth the £2 entry fee for the car parking. You also get a better, more detailed map when you pay making it possible to combine the walks. We didn't encounter too many other walkers while doing this walk. Seems to be mostly golfers and fishermen using the park.

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