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Roe Valley Country Park

Roe Valley Country Park offers a variety of routes along the riverside and through woodland. Combining legend with industrial and natural heritage the park has great appeal.

County

Londonderry

Distance

2 to 7 miles

OS Map

Sheet 7

Nearest Town

Limavady

Route Shape

Circular

Route Type

Riverside, Woodland

Terrain

Woodland paths

Grid Reference (Start)

C678203

Grid Reference (End)

C678203

Point of Interest

Industrial heritage and O'Cahan's Rock

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Other Area

Route Description

Advisory Notice:
 
Please note that there is currently a section of path closed on the West Bank downstream of the visitor centre due to a landslip.  Please see the attached map entitled 'trail closure'  to the right hand side with details of the closure which affects the section in between the two red triangles.

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A variety of paths exist throughout this linear park which runs for approx. 3.5 miles either side of the River Roe. See park leaflet and on site interpretation.

There is also a Sensory Trail particularly designed for the visually impaired.

 

Getting to the Start (by Public Transport)

Translink - journeyplanner.translink.co.uk

Getting to the Start (by Car)

Park runs parallel to Ballyquin Rd (B68) and Drumrane Rd (B192). Signed from both roads.

Dogs

Dogs are allowed. Dogs must be kept under close control

Accessibility Grade

Grade 3

Accessible Facilities

The following facilities are available for users with limited mobility:

Café - (limited opening hours during winter months)
Café (wheelchair accessible)
Visitors Centre
Disabled toilets
Disabled parking
Wheelchair available
Mobility vehicle available
Hearing loop system
Lighting (entire route)

Facilities

Toilets and picnic sites at Dogleap Countryside Centre. There are also tea rooms now open all year round (except for Christmas Day).

Publication

1 Roe Valley Country Park Leaflet. 2 Causeway Coast & Glens Walking Guide

Publication Availability

Contact: Limavady TIC - 028 7776 0307 or email: tourism@limavady.gov.uk. Both leaflets available to download on this page.

Walk Location
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Ratings and Comments

★★★★★
ancomanach@gmail.com 4 September, 2018 @ 18:19

The Country Park By The Roe.

The park is a treasure of the valley of the Roe

An expression of Ireland’s natural beauty and

To there I intend to go. A place steeped in

History and not far from the Sperrins

Where the clan of the O’Cahan’s

Ruled for centuries.

There is much to be seen strolling the park

Including a new weir erected during Plantation

Days. And the park’s river is extremely beautiful

And spectacular while the woods it daily passes

Is truly a God given gift.

For the latter bears plants of numerous variety and

Its wild life is a treasure to behold whatever the

Day or night. Oh, yes, I visit the park where

As a youth I played if, but to observe,

From the Largy Bridge

The river on its flow.

Then there’s Kane’s Rock or the rock of O’Cahan

Where an Irish wolfhound provided my birthplace

With a name. So if you ever visit Ireland please visit

The country park alongside the Roe but, bear in mind,

That you may never again depart for it could become

The love of ones heart.

★★★☆☆
Simon 28 September, 2017 @ 23:02

Great walk but really dislike the upper class feel when other people see you walking a English bull terrier was is always on the lead and is extremely friendly with dogs and humans take's the good feeling away from such a beautiful walk

★★★★★
Hollie 15 September, 2015 @ 19:34

I love the country park I am researching it at school and this page game me lots of facts. Thanks xD

★★★★★
Nicola Parkhill 29 March, 2015 @ 23:24

Love this place, beautiful no matter what the weather!! I walk my dogs here every weekend and they love it as much as I do!

Richard Gosnold 23 November, 2007 @ 13:57

Nice circular walk along the beautiful river. Various bridges enable you to tailor the length of walk according to energy levels. Very good facilities at the main car park. Highly recommended stroll. Although, can be muddy in parts after heavy rain. Bring your boots it's well worth it!

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