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Short walk along forest road and through coniferous forest with a steep section leading to the summit of Binevenagh with panoramic views over Lough Foyle, the Roe Valley, Inishowen and to the west coast of Scotland. Extended routes are available.

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  • Extraordinary! Drove from Limavardy, dawn 21st jan 2020. Heavy fog, hauntingly beautiful. We were alone for the hour that we were there. Spectacular views and memorable photos.

    Catherine at 9:09 am
  • Breath taking scenery on the path up and all around a magical place.

    Glenn Carlin at 10:44 am
  • The route described is 4.5 km or 2.8 miles in length.

    Admin at 5:15 pm
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    County Londonderry

    Distance 3 miles

    OS Map Sheet 4

    Terrain Forest track off road sections

    Nearest Town Limavady

    Route Shape Circular

    Grid Reference C703318

    Route Type Forest

    Route Description

    Park up on Leighery Road (C 703 313) adjacent to a sharp bend. Opposite is a gate leading into the forest, follow this path and take the first track to the left.

    Follow this uphill for 1.5 KM, turn right onto forest road and head for the summit of Binevenagh. Pass the west side of the trout stocked artificial lake, then head NW towards the cliff edge.

    Panoramic views from the summit stretch for miles. On a good day the north coast is visible, as is Scotland and if the conditions are right gliders from Ulster Gliding Club will fill the skies above.

    The surrounding slopes are home to a number of rare alpine plants and birds. Follow the path NW down to the forest, when you arrive at a track turn right and you will soon be back at the start.

    Point of Interest

    Watch out for gliders soaring over the summit

    Getting to the start

    Accessed from Leighery Road bewteen Bishop’s Road and Duncrun Road, just off the Causeway Coastal Route. Park on Leighery Road or alternatively follow signs to the summit of Binevenagh.

    Public transport

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    Refreshments & toilets at Magilligan, Benone or Limavady.