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Banagher Glen

Short walk through the steep wooded Banagher Glen, one of the oldest ancient oak woodlands in Ireland to Altnaheglish Reservoir and Banagher Dam. Surfaced road from car park to dam with some very steep sections.

The gate to the car park is open from June

to September 9.00 am-9.00 pm at weekends. During July and August, it is open daily from 9.00 am to 9.00 pm. However, access to the reserve is

available all year round by parking just outside the reserve gate.

Banagher Nature Reserve is one of 50 similar reserves in Northern Ireland


From car park pass through kissing gate and continue past old filter house. At fork in the road take a left and continue climbing along the surfaced road, crossing a number of bridges on the ascent until the dam comes into view. Retrace your steps to the start.


2 miles


Surfaced road

Point of interest

Ancient woodland, flora & fauna


Seasonal toilets at car park. Refreshments + toilets in Dungiven.


The Sperrins Walking Guide

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Sperrins Tourism 028 8674 7700

Alternatively, the leaflet is available to download on this webpage.


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