Benburb Valley Park

Walking Route

Explore and enjoy stunning natural and built heritage within Benburb Valley Park through walks along the Blackwater River. The river has carved out a beautiful gorge through the countryside and is an ideal location for walking.

Distance:

3.9 miles

Start Point:

H816521

Finish Point:

H816521

Point of interest:

River Blackwater, Benburb Priory, Benburb Castle

Nearest town:

Benburb

Getting to the start by public transport:

Benburb can be accessed from Dungannon using the Ulsterbus Service 72, or from Armagh using the Ulsterbus Service 74. For timetables and up to date route information, please see www.translink.co.uk.

Getting to the start by car:

If travelling to Benburb Valley Park from the east, continue travel westwards along the M1 until the motorway ends and becomes the A4. Take the 1st exit onto the Mullybrannon Road. Turn left onto the B130 when the Mullybrannon Road ends. Turn left onto Mainstreet Benburb at the end of the B130. Benburb Priory is on your right 300m along Main Street.

If travelling to Benburb Valley Park from the west, leave the A4 close to Dungannon, following signs for Benburb (B130). Turn left onto Mainstreet Benburb at the end of the B130. Benburb Priory is on your right 300m along Main Street.

OS map:

19

Terrain:

Woodland and riverside paths

Route:

Make your way to the front of the main Priory building, before heading downhill along the path towards Benburb Castle and the River Blackwater. A Bluebell Walk has recently been developed on site and this can be enjoyed if you bear right before reaching the Castle. Descend down to the River Blackwater, crossing the river using the charming white metal bridge. The River is popular with anglers and canoeists. Enjoy the network of paths on the southern side of the river before returning to make your way back up to the Priory Building.

Facilities:

Car parking available, toilets available in the Priory.

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Armagh Visitor Information Centre
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