The main park gates and the gates at Derryadd Lough are open daily from 9.00am to 9.00pm Easter Sunday until the end of September and from 9.00am to 5.00pm during the winter months. Please check the signs for closing times on your arrival. Admission into the park is FREE all year round.
The Information Centre and Railway operate daily from 12.00pm to 5.00pm during June, July and August and at Weekends and Bank Holidays from Easter Sunday until the end of September.
Point of interest:Duck pond, Railway, Bog Garden
OS map:Sheet 19
Terrain:Tarmac roads and boardwalk paths
Route:Follow the path marked with brown arrows. This route takes you past the Visitor Centre where you can pick up information and purchase tickets (when operational) for the narrow gauge railway has been associated with the area since the 1950's. Two of the carriages have been specially adapted to take wheelchairs.
Close by the railway platform, a short stroll around the Bog Garden will provide the visitor with a chance to see virtually all the flora species associated with the peatland habitat.
There are four other routes in the Park of various lengths and marked with different coloured arrows.
This walk is also suitable for people with limited mobility - please link below to Disabled Ramblers NI - Peatlands Park.
Facilities:Free parking is available for 200 cars or 20 coaches including 12 disabled parking bays. There is also a smaller Car Park at Derryadd Lough on the eastern margin of the park.
Education Centre (school groups)
Access for disabled visitors
Railway (carriages adapted for wheelchairs)
Scooters for Shopmobility members
Accessible toilet facilities:Yes
Accessible terrain:Slight gradient to begin with but flat terrain thereafter
Accessible signage:Raised coloured arrows on green recycled posts guide walkers around the waymarked routes. Interpretative panels along the route provide interesting information.
Publication:Peatlands Park leaflet and Waymarked Route map.
Publication availability:Available from the Visitor Centre or phone (028) 3885 1102 and a copy can be posted or alternatively, see downloads available on this webpage.
Getting to the start by public transport:Peatlands Park is located at Junction 13 off the M1.
You can also get to Peatlands Park via the national cycling network however, please note that cycling/mountainbiking is not permitted in the park except for on vehicular roads.
All Waymarked walks start at the Information Triangle adjacent to the main car park.