Drumnaph Nature Reserve Walk

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2.3 km
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60 m
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The Drumnaph Nature Reserve Walk is a fun outdoor excursion that will lead you through a variety of landscapes offering lovely views. While out walking the trail, you will explore several pathways through the reserve that will expose you to wetland and woodland habitats that are home to numerous species in the area. This is a great walking route for a fun family adventure or simply to reconnect with nature.

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Route Description for Drumnaph Nature Reserve Walk

Featuring plenty of forest and marshland trails to explore, the Drumnaph Nature Reserve Walk is a great way to get out and experience the natural beauty of County Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

Setting out from the trailhead, you will make your way through the forest to the southwest, where you will quickly reach a swathe of wetland terrain. After passing through this area, the trail will bend to the north and lead you on a loop through the serene woodlands that feature a mixture of ancient and newly planted trees. Eventually, you will pass by several smaller ponds along the northern portion of the route, at which point, you will begin to make your way to the southeast on the return leg to the trailhead where you began your adventure through Drumnaph Forest.

Getting to the Drumnaph Nature Reserve Walk Trailhead

The trailhead for the Drumnaph Nature Reserve Walk can be found 4.5 km north of Maghera at the Drumnaph Nature Reserve East Car Park on Grillagh Road.

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