Reuben’s Glen short trail is along a beautiful ancient coach road that once linked the plantation towns of Draperstown and Moneymore in the early 17th Century.

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  • Very picturesque walk but take your wellies. A lot of money seems to have been put into this area at one time ( information boards, paths, and picnic area) but left unkept since, with moss growing over the pathway in the picnic area including a few tractor tryes some one has throw over from the road. Once past these it is an idyllic walk with the running river beside you and a couple of trees to climb over which have fallen during storms again left abandoned. Lovely walk which now I have discovered will definitely do again.

    Amanda at 9:00 pm
  • County Londonderry

    Distance 0.6 miles

    OS Map 13

    Terrain Unsurfaced paths, steep in parts

    Nearest Town Moneymore

    Route Shape Linear

    Grid Reference H858 887

    Route Type Riverside, Woodland

    Route Description

    Reuben’s Glen is the last remaining identifiable part of what was once an important thoroughfare between Moneymore and Draperstown. The route follows a small river through a wooded area featuring mature larch trees, with the occasional noble fir, birch and ash. The rest of the route consists mostly of native broadleaves with the occasional Spanish chestnut planted at random. Bluebells and wood sorrel are the dominant ground cover and are a wonderful sight when in full bloom. An abundance of wildlife is also evident.


    Point of Interest

    Reubens Glen

    Getting to the start

    Translink –

    Public transport

    Translink –

    Dog Policy

    Dogs to be kept under control


    Layby car parking

    Accessibility Grade

    Grade 5

    • There may not be a formalised path, and variable, single file trails are to be expected.
    • Gradients and cross slope could be expected to be steep and not limited.
    • Obstacles and surface breaks of greater than 75mm measured across the line of the path to be expected.
    • Overhanging branches are possible. Passing places and rest areas may not be formalised or provided.