Peatlands Park

Walking Route
We invite you to come and explore Peatlands Park . This extensive park has a wilderness appeal. It is situated near the shores of Lough Neagh just off the MI at exit 13 south of Dungannon. The Park provides a unique opportunity to experience both peatland and woodland habitats and their wildlife. It also offers visitors tranquil walks through peatlands, woodland and traditional orchards, with a bog garden viewed from boardwalks where features include insect-eating plants. The Park is home to a wide range of wildlife including meadow pipits and cuckoos, and many types of insects, particularly butterflies, moths, dragonflies and damselflies. Many woodland and wetland birds and several species of waterfowl nest here. Red and grey squirrels, badgers and hares are also present, while lizards and newts can be found in the open bog areas.

Within the Park are two National Nature Reserves, which have unique flora and fauna species, many of which are found nowhere else in Northern Ireland. Annagarriff (meaning rough bog) is a 77 hectare reserve comprising wooded drumlin hills separated by areas of regenerating cut-over bog. Mullenakill (meaning church on the hill) is a 22 hectare uncut remnant of a much more extensive bog which has been growing here for over 8,000 years and is around 9m deep.

Facilities include;
Visitor Centre
Toilets
Picnic areas
Refreshment vending machines
Woodland play area
Parking / E car charging
Designated Parking
Motability scooters for hire

Walks – Peatland, woodland, lake and orchard.
Bog Garden.

Train
The Peatlands Park Railway is in operation on weekends and Public Holidays during July and August 2016 from 13:00 to 16:00
Tickets are available at the train platform:
Adults - £2
Children 5 to 16 - £1
Children under 5 – free
Family ticket (2 adults and 2 children) £5

Details of accessible park routes can be obtained from our local staff.


We hope you have an enjoyable positive experience at Peatlands Park. If so, you may enjoy visiting our other properties which include: Brackagh Bog Nature Reserve near Portadown and Castle Archdale Country Park near Irvinestown, Fermanagh.

If you would like to provide us with your comments, feedback or ideas for improvement please contact us at: nieainfo@daera-ni.gov.uk

Opening times:

Welcome to NIEA Country Parks and Nature Reserves
• Park:
Open to pedestrians at all times.

Main car park opening:
1 April 2016 to 30 April 2016 09:00 - 19:00
1 May 2016 to 15 September 2016 09:00 - 21:00
16 September 2016 to 31 October 2016 09:00 - 1900
1 November 2016 to 31 March 2017 09:00 - 16:30

* Please note the park and visitor facilities will be closed on 25 December.

Toilets:
Toilets are available, to park closing time, opposite the park offices.

Train:
The Peatlands Park Railway is in operation on weekends and Public Holidays during July and August 2016 from 13:00 to 16:00.
Tickets are available at the train platform:
Adults - £2
Children 5 to 16 - £1
Children under 5 – free
Family ticket (2 adults and 2 children) £5


Prices:

Welcome to NIEA Country Parks and Nature Reserves
• Free Admission

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Dungannon Visitor Information Centre

Location / Directions

Peatlands Park is located around 8 miles east of Dungannon and is sign posted from exit 13 off the M1 Motorway

  • Toilets
  • Picnic Area
  • Suitable for Children
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Contact Details

33 Derryhubbert Road
Dungannon
County Tyrone
BT71 6NW

Website:
http://www.doeni.gov.uk/northern-ireland-environment-agency
Email:
colin.gates@daera-ni.gov.uk
Tel: 02838399195