Dungannon Park – The Park Trail
The Park Trail is set amongst the beautiful backdrop of Dungannon Park – a 70 acre oasis.
The walk’s interesting paths surround the grounds mature woodland, brightly coloured flowerbeds and the magnificent 13 acre freshwater lake.
High ground offers the walker splendid viewpoints of surrounding townland and countryside with views of Lough Neagh on a clear day.
The trail is open all year round – opening hours apply.
Distance 1.2 miles
OS Map 19
Terrain Level surfaced paths, some grave
Nearest Town Dungannon Town
Route Shape Circular
Grid Reference H805612
Route Type Parkland & Grassland
The walk starts from the car park at Dungannon Park from there follow the path leading down to the lake passing the fishing lodge as you go, (wooden hut).
Go left, continue along this path the entire way around the lake passing over a bridge; continue to follow the path along the lakeside.
Descend the gradient at the bottom of the lake and pass by the dam over a newly built wooden bridge.
Where there is a fork in the road, follow the path to the left taking a right approximately 200 yards along the path.
Meander up a gradient hill and admire the view once you have reached the top. This hill is known as Nunnery Hill. Continue along the fence through the gravel area and descend the hill on the other side.
At the bottom of the hill go straight ahead following a tarmac path alongside open grassland area and the Park’s football pitches. This will bring you back to the car park.
The Park Lake, Nunnery Hill (views), Old Strone Dam & Waterfall
Situated Off the Moy Road (A29) Dungannon Park is centrally located in the Heartland of Ulster and is easily accessible in all directions. Just 1 mile from the Motorway, the M1 links the Park with Belfast. The A4 connects the West of Ireland and the A29 links the park with Armagh and Cookstown.
From Belfast: Leave Motorway at Junction 15 to join A29 towards Dungannon. Turn left at traffic lights signed Dungannon Park
Translink – journeyplanner.translink.co.uk
Dogs must be kept on leads
Confectionery and hot/cold drinks are available from the vending machines in the amenity building 50 yards from the start and end of the walk. Toilet facilities including a disabled toilet can also be accessed in the amenity building . Car-parking and disabled carparking is available in the grounds of Dungannon Park. The following facilities are available for users with limited mobility: – Visitors Centre – Disabled toilets – Disabled parking
- The path may not be hard and firm in all weathers with loose stones (not bigger than 5cm) with occasional tree roots and pot holes and will be at least 1m wide for its entire length.
- The path will not be steeper than 6° or have a cross slope of greater than 6°.
- There will not be any obstacles such as steps or stiles and surface breaks will be between 12mm and 75mm in width.
- There will be a clear head height of greater than 2.10m for the entire length of the route.
- There will be passing places at least every 150m and rest areas at least every 1km.