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Ballymoyer Woodland

The route leaves from the car park at the Junction of Ballymoyer Road and Drumcrow Road. It initially follows the Creggan River and then winds it way through the mixed woodland of a fairy glen with deep mossy and ferned banks before returning back to the starting point




2 miles

OS Map

Sheet 28

Nearest Town


Route Shape


Route Type



Off road woodland trail

Grid Reference (Start)


Grid Reference (End)


Point of Interest

Diverse woodland and specimen trees

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Other Area

Route Description

Start at the carpark at the junction of Ballymoyer Road and Drumcrow Road. Follow the path through the gate alongside the Creggan River until it joins the Ballymoyer Road. Follow the trail and waymarkers on the opposite side to the viewpoint and through the looped top section that traverses the steep glen. From the viewpoint cross the road again and return via the Creggan River path to the starting point.

Getting to the Start (by Public Transport)

Translink - journeyplanner.translink.co.uk

Getting to the Start (by Car)

Access from Ballymoyer Road between Whitecross and Newtownhamilton

Accessibility Grade

Grade 5


Car parking at the start of the walk. Refreshments, shops and toilets in Whitecross.


Ballymoyer - leaflet produced by National Trust

Publication Availability

Contact Newry Tourist Information Centre on 028 3031 3170 or contact the National Trust on 028 9751 0721 or email - info@smtp.ntrust.org.uk

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Ratings and Comments

Sarah Gillen 25 April, 2018 @ 21:32

Slightly tricky to find. Especially if there are roadworks and you are redirected down single track, pot hole ridden roads. But worth it. Starting off beside the river you walk until you cross a road into beautiful woodland. Green carpeted woods. Then over a little bridge and up the hillside into slightly thicker woods. I found the second part of the walk slightly eerie. Probably because I was alone and there's quite a steep drop from the path to the river. The creaking tree and abandoned car hidden in the undergrowth didn't help! Once you find this walk it is worth it though. The latter part is not suitable for prams or people with more limited mobility.

Kevin 5 June, 2017 @ 23:33

This is a real walk, interesting, not too difficult and a little out of the ordinary. Only issue is that she gnposting to the start is not great but a very pleasant hour.

Michael 29 May, 2017 @ 16:44

Its very muddy and slippery, we got lost.. and scared.. would recommend bread crumbs to find your way out :O

Michelle McKeown 10 March, 2010 @ 12:28

This is a great short walk, in a beautiful wooded area. Great family walk.

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