Roe Valley Country Park

Northern Ireland Environment Agency owned property
This scenic and tranquil park on the outskirts of Limavady offers spectacular riverside views and woodland walks along with opportunities for salmon and trout fishing, canoeing, rock climbing and orienteering.

The river plunges through spectacular gorges and its banks are clothed in mature woodland. The park is home to foxes, badgers and otters and over 60 species of birds have been seen there. In springtime, the woodland floor is covered with a carpet of wild flowers.

There is a disabled angler's jetty by the river and also for the disabled visitor there is a specially designed trail emphasising the wildlife of the park. This includes an audio guide for blind and partially sighted visitors. Also worth a visit is the newly refurbished ‘Ritters Tea Room’ which opens daily.

Visitors can learn about the industrial and natural heritage of the area in the museum and countryside centre. The remains of buildings used in the linen industry and a restored water wheel can also be seen and much of the original equipment is preserved including ruined water mills used in linen production. In addition, find out more about Ulster’s first domestic hydro-electric power station, which operated from here under the guidance of local genius J.E.Ritter.

*ADVISORY NOTICE*

Roe Valley Country Park - Path Closures 2014

Section of path on the West bank, downstream of the visitor centre has been closed due to a landslip


A small section of paths in close proximity to the Dog Leap Countryside Centre at Roe Valley Country Park will be temporarily closed from 2nd May 2014 to facilitate works associated with the Hydro-electricity reinstatement project. It is anticipated that these paths will re-open in September 2014.

The Countryside centre and cafe will remain open.

We apologise for any inconvenience these temporary closures may cause to visitors to Roe Valley Country Park. Signage will be in place to advise visitors of alternative access routes. For further details of the paths which are closed, please see -http://www.doeni.gov.uk/niea/places_to_visit_home/roe-valley-path-closures-2014.htm

Opening times:

1st April 2014 - 31st May 2014
Park: 9am - 7pm daily.
Visitor Centre: 1 pm - 5 pm Sat, Sun & P/H only

1st June 2014 – 15th September 2014
Park: 9am – 9pm daily
Visitor Centre:10am - 5pm daily

16th Sept 2014 – 31st Mar 2015
Park: 9am – 4.30pm Daily
Visitor Centre: 12 noon - 4pm Sunday ONLY

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Limavady Tourist Information Centre

Location / Directions

Off B192, 1 mile south of Limavady.

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Contact Details

41 Dogleap Road
Limavady
Londonderry
BT49 9NN

Website:
www.doeni.gov.uk/niea
Email:
nieainfo@doeni.gov.uk
Tel: (028) 7772 2074