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Peatlands Parkside Walk

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.

The Information Centre and Railway operate daily from 12.00pm to 5.00pm during June, July and August and at Weekends and Bank Holidays from Easter Sunday until the end of September.

County

Armagh

Distance

1 miles

OS Map

Sheet 19

Nearest Town

Loughgall

Route Shape

Circular

Route Type

Parkland & Grassland

Terrain

Tarmac roads and boardwalk paths

Grid Reference (Start)

H897603

Grid Reference (End)

H897603

Point of Interest

Duck pond, Railway, Bog Garden

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Other Area

Route Description

Follow the path marked with brown arrows. This route takes you past the Visitor Centre where you can pick up information and purchase tickets (when operational) for the narrow gauge railway has been associated with the area since the 1950's. Two of the carriages have been specially adapted to take wheelchairs.

Close by the railway platform, a short stroll around the Bog Garden will provide the visitor with a chance to see virtually all the flora species associated with the peatland habitat.

There are four other routes in the Park of various lengths and marked with different coloured arrows.

This walk is also suitable for people with limited mobility - please link below to Disabled Ramblers NI - Peatlands Park.

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 4

Accessible Facilities

The following facilities are available for users with limited mobility:

Café (wheelchair accessible)
Disabled parking
Disabled toilets
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) 3885 1102 and a copy can be posted or alternatively, see downloads available on this webpage.

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