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Clare Glen

Clare Glen can be described as a delightful walk along the banks of the River Cusher in County Armagh. Many of the trees in the wood are multistemmed and the wood may have been managed by coppicing in the past. Hazel is abundant, with oak, ash and wych elm over a stunning ground layer of wood anemone, wild garlic and bluebells, and several different species of orchid (when in season).




2.2 miles

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Nearest Town


Route Shape


Route Type

Forest, Riverside, Woodland


flat, gravel path

Grid Reference (Start)


Grid Reference (End)


Point of Interest

River Cusher, beautiful woodland

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Other Area

Route Description

There are a number of colour coded waymarked trails within Clare Glen so you can either follow one of these trails or mix and match them.

The Glen View Trail (linear, 1.1 miles) is on the eastern side of the Cusher River and gives a birds eye view of the unique landscape of the glen. It can be linked with either the River Trail or the Bluebell Trail to form a circular route that is 2.2 miles in length. Care is needed due to steep sections and it is not suitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs.

The River Trail (linear, 1.1 miles) is on the western side of the river, and can be described as a pleasant amble along the rivers edge. Its low gradients are suitable for all levels of fitness including wheelchair and pushchair users.

The Bluebell Trail (linear, 1 mile), provides an ideal opportunity to view the steep sides of the glen along with its associated flora and fauna. Care is needed due to steep sections and it is not suitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs.


Getting to the Start (by Public Transport)

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Getting to the Start (by Car)

From Tandragee, take the Markethill Road and proceed
for 1 mile (1.6km). Clare Glen is situated on the left.


Dogs are allowed. Dogs must be kept under control

Accessibility Grade

Grade 4


Toilet facilities at the caravan park. Other facilities in the town of Tandragee.



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Ratings and Comments

Tracy Cunningham 7 January, 2018 @ 16:38

Why have I never done this walk before today? This is a beautiful walk Alongside a dramatic and picturesque part of the river Cusher. We loved it, our dog Charlie loved it. We will definitely come here regularly now ??

Leigh 28 December, 2017 @ 16:54

This is one of my favourite places. Well maintained, plenty of wildlife and mature trees and very peaceful. A hidden gem.

Darko 12 October, 2017 @ 19:23

Wee Darko told me about this beautiful park. Her favourite thing about well I can't really go into now but it's beautiful and we're going soon. It looks beautiful in autumn. I want to see if they can rename it The wee Darko Glen. This is just my first review but after we go together I'm pretty sure they are going to need more than 5 stars. Wee Darko you're amazing and I can't wait!!

Colin 29 May, 2016 @ 12:46

Just visited yesterday thanks to my mate to lives in Lurgan.Awesome spot!Great quality trail with natural woodland. Astonished why I had not heard of this walk before!

Amanda 11 January, 2016 @ 19:30

We visited yesterday on a (finally) dry sunny day. The river was fast flowing and very dramatic to see, the pathways were clear considering the amount of rain we have had and the alternate routes around the river make it a good walk. Great woods and will definately revisit in the snow, spring and summer too. Good for picnics too.

Veron 12 December, 2015 @ 00:25

Was there Last September, truly beautiful.. So peaceful & something very charming about the place...

Matt Cummins 31 December, 2014 @ 16:02

Beautiful woodland walk by the banks of the river. The population of Early Purple Orchids at the N end need protection from bikes.

Pete 11 June, 2014 @ 23:57

One of County Armagh's best kept secrets. Definitley worth a return visit!

Dawn B 25 February, 2014 @ 15:42

Absolutely beautiful.

As a child, my uncle would take my brother and myself for wonderful long walks.

I hold great memories of the Clare Glen.

I reside in Canada now, but would dearly love to see the Clare Glen again.

Lisa Quigley 18 October, 2010 @ 02:36

Love it..go almost everyday from lurgan..havent found another place like it very enjoyable:)

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