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Short walk along forest road and through coniferous forest with a steep section leading to the summit of Binevenagh with panoramic views over Lough Foyle, the Roe Valley, Inishowen and to the west coast of Scotland. Extended routes are available.




3 miles

OS Map

Sheet 4

Nearest Town


Route Shape


Route Type



Forest track off road sections

Grid Reference (Start)


Grid Reference (End)


Point of Interest

Watch out for gliders soaring over the summit

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty


Route Description

Park up on Leighery Road (C 703 313) adjacent to a sharp bend. Opposite is a gate leading into the forest, follow this path and take the first track to the left.

Follow this uphill for 1.5 KM, turn right onto forest road and head for the summit of Binevenagh. Pass the west side of the trout stocked artificial lake, then head NW towards the cliff edge.

Panoramic views from the summit stretch for miles. On a good day the north coast is visible, as is Scotland and if the conditions are right gliders from Ulster Gliding Club will fill the skies above.

The surrounding slopes are home to a number of rare alpine plants and birds. Follow the path NW down to the forest, when you arrive at a track turn right and you will soon be back at the start.

Getting to the Start (by Public Transport)

Translink - journeyplanner.translink.co.uk

Getting to the Start (by Car)

Accessed from Leighery Road bewteen Bishop's Road and Duncrun Road, just off the Causeway Coastal Route. Park on Leighery Road or alternatively follow signs to the summit of Binevenagh.


Refreshments & toilets at Magilligan, Benone or Limavady.


Causeway Coast & Glens Guide to Walking - Tour 14

Publication Availability

Limavady TIC: tel: 028 7776 0307 or email: tourism@limavady.gov.uk or download available on this webpage.

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Ratings and Comments

Glenn Carlin 18 April, 2019 @ 15:32

Breath taking scenery on the path up and all around a magical place.

Admin 10 June, 2014 @ 12:08

The route described is 4.5 km or 2.8 miles in length

G & A 27 May, 2014 @ 23:10

A great walk with some amazing scenery...especially from the summit of Binevenagh. The signposts could be much clearer and the walk downhill (through forest) certainly needs sturdy footwear. Great experience but longer than 3 miles.

John mcmichael 31 March, 2014 @ 11:54

Great walk, lovely viiews on a clear day, well worth the effort.

Would recomend you use sturdy foot wear.

Shaun F McKittrick 27 March, 2009 @ 18:03

Great walk. Well worth the effort. Lovely views and a nice wee lake at the top to sit and relax at.

mark 13 January, 2009 @ 15:54

Recently walked along the Binevenagh headland and down through the nature reserve to finish at Ballycarton Wood. It is easy to see why this whole area has recently been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The panoramic view available from the summit of Binevenagh is stunning. The nature reserve at the foot of the steep cliffs is a remote place of real beauty - surely one of the North Coast's hidden gems.

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