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Loughgall Country Park

Loughgall Country Park is a mature parkland with areas of commercial conifer woodland, set in 188 hectares. There are 3 walking trails within the Park - Bridle, Orchard and Lakeside, all way marked on a mix of smooth tarmac and gravel surface forest tracks. The Lakeside Trail is unsuitable for bikes but the remaining 2 can be combined to form a fantastic 5 mile cycle route.

County

Armagh

Nearest Town

Armagh, Portadown

Route Type

Parkland and Grassland

AONB

Other Area

Grid Ref (Start)

H911519

Distance

5 miles

OS Map

19

Route Shape

Circular

On/Off Road

Off Public road

Grid Ref (End)

H911519

terrain

Mixed Surface Paths

route description

Follow the red triangles where the Bridle Trail cuts through the golf course and cross the 6th tee by the old Lime Kiln and enter the shade of the trees alongside the wall of the Drumilly Road. Remember the trail is used by horse riders, so be prepared to pull over and stop. Pedal back into mature woodland and follow the red triangles right through the trees and join up with the Orchard Walk using blue squares. This takes you around the Old Cope Estate through forests and meadows. It's quite hilly but the views from above overlooking Armagh's orchards are just magnificent. Descend again, crossing the estate's towering lime tree avenue to the picnic area and car park beyond.

getting to the start

Loughgall Country Park is located on the B77 Armagh to Portadown Rd.

traffic

Traffic-free paths on mixed surfaces

facilities

Reception area, car park, toilets, changing rooms, showers, trim trail, junior adventure trail, golf course, coarse fishing lake

information for People with a Disability

Route mostly on flat gravel paths

available publications

Country Park Brochure

Available from www.loughgallcountrypark.co.uk

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