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Parkanaur Forest - River Walk (Black)

Four miles west of Dungannon, this forest was formerly part of the Burgess Estate. The woodland is made up of mixed conifer and broadleaved trees. There is also an enclosed herd of white fallow deer and a wildlife pond.

County

Tyrone

Distance

0.75 miles

OS Map

Sheet 19

Nearest Town

Dungannon

Route Shape

Circular

Route Type

Woodland

Terrain

Easy walking on forest tracks

Grid Reference (Start)

H740616

Grid Reference (End)

H740616

Point of Interest

River Walk

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Other Area

Route Description

This short walk is waymarked from the main car park.

The River Trail crosses the stone bridge and follows the Torrent River downstream. At times of flood this is an excellent stretch of water to view dippers, kingfishers and wagtails. On the left there is a stand of conifer grown especially for its timber. On the way back the trail follows the exit road from the car park but on the bank side to the left there is the Maple Grove. This area was developed by the Soroptimists International in 1985 and contains 16 different varieties of maple.

These walks are situated in a working forest environment and may be subject to diversion and closure from time to time.

Up to date information is available on the Forest Service web site - link below

Getting to the Start (by Public Transport)

Translink - journeyplanner.translink.co.uk

Getting to the Start (by Car)

Signposted from the A4 Dungannon to Ballygawley Rd.

Facilities

Lots of car parking, waymarked trails, orienteering course, ecotrail, guided tours available on request, toilets with disabled access, picnic tables

Publication

None

Publication Availability

N/A

Walk Location
Map of Northern Ireland
 
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