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Peatlands Woodland Walk

One of five lovely walks through Peatlands Park in County Armagh.

County

Armagh

Distance

3 miles

OS Map

Sheet 19

Nearest Town

Loughgall

Route Shape

Circular

Route Type

Parkland & Grassland, Woodland

Terrain

Tarmac and gravel roads, boardwa

Grid Reference (Start)

H897603

Grid Reference (End)

H897603

Point of Interest

Wood Ant hills in Annagarriff Wood.

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Other Area

Route Description

Follow the path marked with yellow arrows. Watch out for Cuckoos and birds of prey using the dead pines as lookout posts. Jays are abundant in the woods. Annagarriff Wood is a National Nature Reserve with unique flora and fauna species, many of which are found nowhere else in Northern Ireland. One of the most interesting sites in Annagarriff must be the huge mounds of plant debris up to 1m high and 2-3m across. These hills have been built by Wood Ants and are the only Irish site for this species.

The main park gates and the gates at Derryadd Lough are open daily from 9.00am to 9.00pm Easter Sunday until the end of September and from 9.00am to 5.00pm during the winter months. Please check the signs for closing times on your arrival. Admission into the park is FREE all year round.

A free Waymarked Route map is available from the Visitor Centre or General Office.

Getting to the Start

Peatlands Park is located at Junction 13 off the M1.

You can also get to Peatlands Park via the national cycling network however, please note that cycling/mountainbiking is not permitted in the park except for on vehicular roads.

All Waymarked walks start at the Information Triangle adjacent to the main car park.

Accessibility Grade

Grade 5

Accessible Facilities

The following facilities are available for users with limited mobility:

Café (wheelchair accessible)
Disabled toilets
Disabled parking
Mobility vehicle available
Hearing loop system
Visitors Centre

Facilities

Free parking is available for 200 cars or 20 coaches including 12 disabled parking bays. There is also a smaller Car Park at Derryadd Lough on the eastern margin of the park.

FACILITIES INCLUDE
Visitor Centre
Education Centre (school groups)
Toilets
Access for disabled visitors
Railway (carriages adapted for wheelchairs)
Scooters for Shopmobility members
Car/bus parking
Souvenir shop
Picnic areas

Publication

Peatlands Park leaflet and Waymarked Route map.

Publication Availability

Available from the Visitor Centre or phone (028) 38851102 and a copy can be posted or see downloads available on this page.

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