Plantin Park

Walking Route

Enjoy a stroll through the Plantin Park hidden away in the middle of Draperstown.

Distance:

0.6 miles

Start Point:

H782 946

Finish Point:

H782 946

Point of interest:

Draperstown village, stream

Nearest town:

Draperstown

Getting to the start by car:

Take the Derrynoyd Road from the village of Draperstown, the entrance to the park is on the right hand side immediately after taking the Derrynoyd Road.

OS map:

13

Terrain:

Tarmac paths, steep in places

Route:

The walk is on surfaced pathways over footbridges and along a small tributary of the Moyola River. The trail can be accessed from the Derrynoid Road entrance or via Moykeeran Housing Estate on the Tobermore Road. Following a circular route the trail leads uphill to a view point with lovely views northwest towards Mullaghmore and Moydamlaght forest.

For such a small area there is a good mix of habitat that attracts birdlife, insects and wildlife including bats, grey squirrel and fox.

Facilities:

Children’s play park, seating, picnic area and a small playing field.

Publication:

Gateway to the Sperrins - A Guide for Walkers

Publication availability:

Available for download from this page

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Magherafelt Tourist Information Centre
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