Loughgall Country Park - Bridlepath

Walking Route

The route is fairly flat with the exception of one steep hill. The route follows tarmac paths and includes a section along the lake shoreline.

The walk is part of Highway to Health walking routes - a series of waymarked walking routes throughout Northern Ireland. There is no charge for walk, however there is a £2.00 fee for car parking. Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times in the Country Park.

Distance:

3.6 miles

Start Point:

H909519

Finish Point:

H909519

Point of interest:

Lime kilns, ice house

Nearest town:

Loughgall

OS map:

Sheet 19

Terrain:

Tarmac, country lane

Route:

The walk starts at the top of the car park at Loughgall Country Park.

Follow the tarmac pathway keeping to the left of the two Y junctions, continue through the pedestrian entrance at the metal gate; proceed 20 metres to the T-junction where it meets a tarmac roadway. Turn left and continue straight ahead at the crossroads following the walk way markers. Keep to the left along the tarred road avoid the first right to the manor house.  Continue straight ahead 50 metres and avoid the two left turns proceed down the hill keeping left at the Y junction.  Keep to the road until you come to a junction at the bottom of a hill (woodland on your left and open field with large tree on your right)

From this point continue straight ahead taking the first left where you reach a d-rail fence/stone pillars, follow tarmac path where you will pass a Lime Kiln on your right continue following the tarmac road for a further 1 km at the silver metal gates take right onto the stone path, at the end of which take right onto a concrete roadway, follow the concrete/tarred road keeping left.

At this point you will be passing a yarded area on your right continue straight ahead at the cross roads and follow the path meandering through the forest.  Proceed down the steep hill passing the sign for the ice house on your right and through another wooded area.  When you reach the end you will come to T-junction and turn right continue passing the Lime Kiln on your left follow the path straight ahead to the next T-junction turn left and follow the path past reception back to the car park.

Facilities:

Reception area, car park, toilets, changing rooms, showers, trim trail, junior adventure area, tennis courts, golf course, coarse fishery

Accessible toilet facilities:

Yes

Accessible terrain:

Tarmac and country lane

Publication:

Walking routes within Loughgall Country Park are shown on the General Country Park brochure which can be obtained at reception. There is a full color map with directions within the brochure.

Publication availability:

Contact Loughgall Country Park reception on 028 3889 2900 or visit www.loughgallcountrypark.co.uk

Getting to the start by car:

Loughgall Country Park is situated off the B77 Armagh to Portadown road. All walks start from the main car park.

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Armagh Tourist Information Centre
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