Enjoy the quiet country roads traversing the fertile landscape of the Bann Valley, with views towards the Bann corridor and beyond towards the Antrim HIlls. The busy rural market towns of Garvagh and Kilrea offer opportunities to explore local heritage and culture and enjoy traditional hospitality.
|Nearest Town||Garvagh and Kilrea||OS Map||Sheet 8 Discoverer Series|
|Route Type||Hill||Route Shape||Circular|
|AONB||Other Area, Sperrins||Grid Ref (Start)||C840155|
|Public Roads||On Public Road||Grid Ref (End)||C840155|
Start in the main car park at Garvagh Forest, just off the town's Main Street. Leave the car park and turn left along Garvagh Main Street, following the Route 12 signage (the entire route is waymarked - Route 12 - Sperrins Cycle Routes). At the crossroads in the town centre turn right on to Bridge Street and then after a short distance turn left on to Station Road. Follow this road in to the countryside and branch off left on to Ballyagan Road. On reaching the junction with Cullyrammer Road, turn left and proceed to the next T-Junction. Turn right along Mullaghinch Road and then right again on to Moneydig Road. Keep on this road until reaching the outskirts of Kilrea. Head along Edenbane Road towards the town centre and turn off right on to Blackrock Road. Follow this undulating road towards Garvagh. At the small hamlet of Boveedy turn left on to Dullaghy Road and proceed along this road until reaching Grove Road. Turn left along Grove Road and then right on to Lisachrin Road. Shortly after this, turn right on to Ballymenagh Road, a particularly quiet rural road commanding excellent views of the surrounding countryside. At the next T-Junction turn left along Kurin Road and head back into Garvagh, finishing off at the starting point in the forest car park.
This route has accessible toilet facilities.
Sperrins Cycle Routes Laminated Route Cards - Route No.12
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