Banagher Glen

Walking Route

Short walk through the steep wooded Banagher Glen, one of the oldest ancient oak woodlands in Ireland to Altnaheglish Reservoir and Banagher Dam. Surfaced road from car park to dam with some very steep sections.

The gate to the car park is open from June
to September 9.00 am-9.00 pm at weekends. During July and August, it is open daily from 9.00 am to 9.00 pm. However, access to the reserve is
available all year round by parking just outside the reserve gate.

Banagher Nature Reserve is one of 50 similar reserves in Northern Ireland


2 miles

Start Point:


Finish Point:


Point of interest:

Ancient woodland, flora & fauna

Nearest town:

Dungiven or Feeny

OS map:

Sheet 7 or Sperrins Activity Map


Surfaced road


From car park pass through kissing gate and continue past old filter house. At fork in the road take a left and continue climbing along the surfaced road, crossing a number of bridges on the ascent until the dam comes into view. Retrace your steps to the start.


Seasonal toilets at car park. Refreshments + toilets in Dungiven.

Accessible terrain:

Tarmac road uphill to Reservoir


The Sperrins Walking Guide

Publication availability:

Sperrins Tourism 028 8674 7700
Alternatively, the leaflet is available to download on this webpage.

Getting to the start by car:

The reserve lies 4 miles to the south of Dungiven and can be accessed by the narrow Magheramore Rd.

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Limavady Visitor Information Centre
  • Free (parking charges may apply)
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