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Dungannon Park - The Park Trail

The Park Trail is set amongst the beautiful backdrop of Dungannon Park - a 70 acre oasis.

The walk's interesting paths surround the grounds mature woodland, brightly coloured flowerbeds and the magnificent 13 acre freshwater lake.

High ground offers the walker splendid viewpoints of surrounding townland and countryside with views of Lough Neagh on a clear day.

The trail is open all year round - opening hours apply.

County

Tyrone

Distance

1.2 miles

OS Map

19

Nearest Town

Dungannon Town

Route Shape

Circular

Route Type

Parkland & Grassland

Terrain

Level surfaced paths, some grave

Grid Reference (Start)

H805612

Grid Reference (End)

H805612

Point of Interest

The Park Lake, Nunnery Hill (views), Old Strone Dam & Waterfall

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Other Area

Route Description

The walk starts from the car park at Dungannon Park from there follow the path leading down to the lake passing the fishing lodge as you go, (wooden hut).

Go left, continue along this path the entire way around the lake passing over a bridge; continue to follow the path along the lakeside.

Descend the gradient at the bottom of the lake and pass by the dam over a newly built wooden bridge.

Where there is a fork in the road, follow the path to the left taking a right approximately 200 yards along the path.

Meander up a gradient hill and admire the view once you have reached the top. This hill is known as Nunnery Hill. Continue along the fence through the gravel area and descend the hill on the other side.

At the bottom of the hill go straight ahead following a tarmac path alongside open grassland area and the Park's football pitches. This will bring you back to the car park.

Getting to the Start

Situated Off the Moy Road (A29) Dungannon Park is centrally located in the Heartland of Ulster and is easily accessible in all directions. Just 1 mile from the Motorway, the M1 links the Park with Belfast. The A4 connects the West of Ireland and the A29 links the park with Armagh and Cookstown.

From Belfast: Leave Motorway at Junction 15 to join A29 towards Dungannon. Turn left at traffic lights signed Dungannon Park

Accessibility Grade

Grade 3

Accessible Facilities

The following facilities are available for users with limited mobility:

Visitors Centre
Disabled toilets
Disabled parking

Facilities

Confectionery and hot/cold drinks are available from the vending machines in the amenity building 50 yards from the start and end of the walk. Toilet facilities including a disabled toilet can also be accessed in the amenity building . Car-parking and disabled carparking is available in the grounds of Dungannon Park.

Publication

None

Publication Availability

N/A

Walk Location
Map of Northern Ireland
 
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Ratings and Comments

★★★★★
Patrina 25 January, 2015 @ 20:58

Beautiful in all seasons. Safe,open and well maintained park (even gritted during icy conditions).

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