Just under 2kms from Coleraine town centre lie three areas of woodland; Mountsandel, Somerset and Castleroe which are situated on either side of the River Bann. Mixed woodland planted 19th Century and the 1930's - 40's. Mountsandel is the earliest known site of human habitation in Ireland and visitors can also explore Mountsandel Fort.
Walks open all year, dawn-dusk. Car parks and directed walks at all 3 sites; picnic tables at Somerset and Castleroe. Exercise cluster at Somerset, and its "white" path is purposed-designed for wheelchair users.
Image - Stephen McCartney (FS)