Clare Glen

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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).

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  • This is our usual walk and offers walks for all abilities. The River Trail offers easy access with good views of the River Cusher. It is quite common to see Dippers and Grey Wagtails in the river and very occasionally a Kingfisher can be seen too.. The Bluebell and Glenview Trails are both more strenuous but are good walks.
    The only criticism is that discarded dog waste bags / litter and dog fouling can frequently found on the path nears the two car parks. This is despite the regular efforts of the Council to keep the place clear of dog mess and litter.

    Phil at 1:52 pm
  • Yeah one of my favourites. Lower trail and an upper trail from the entrance gate, that returns by the higher trail southern side of the Cusher. Bluebell heaven May time. Always a calm and peaceful experience even with the caravan park behind!

    Dave Flanagan at 1:24 pm
  • 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 ??

    Tracy Cunningham at 12:14 pm
  • County Armagh

    Distance 1.1 miles

    OS Map 20

    Terrain flat, gravel path

    Nearest Town Tandragee

    Route Shape Circular

    Grid Reference J022445

    Route Type Forest, Riverside, Woodland

    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.


    Point of Interest

    River Cusher, beautiful woodland

    Getting to the start

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

    Public transport

    Translink –

    Dog Policy

    Dogs must be kept under control


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

    Accessibility Grade

    Grade 4

    • The path may not be hard and firm in all weathers with loose stones (not bigger than 10cm) with occasional tree roots and pot holes and will be at least 80cm wide for its entire length.
    • The path gradients and cross slopes will be greater than 6°.
    • Obstacles such as steps or stiles are to be expected and surface breaks may be larger 75mm in width.
    • There will be a clear head height of greater than 2.10m for the entire length of the route.
    • Passing places and rest areas may not be formalised or provided.