Quality Walk

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




2 miles

OS Map

Sheet 7 or Sperrins Activity Map

Nearest Town

Dungiven or Feeny

Route Shape


Route Type



Surfaced road

Grid Reference (Start)


Grid Reference (End)


Point of Interest

Ancient woodland, flora & fauna

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty


Route Description

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.

Getting to the Start (by Public Transport)

Translink - journeyplanner.translink.co.uk

Getting to the Start (by Car)

The reserve lies 4 miles to the south of Dungiven and can be accessed by the narrow Magheramore Rd.


Dogs are allowed. Dogs must be kept under close control

Accessibility Grade

Grade 4


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


The Sperrins Walking Guide

Publication Availability

Sperrins Tourism 028 8674 7700 Alternatively, the leaflet is available to download on this webpage.

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