This is a short circular route taking a gravel forest trail through conifer and native woodland. The walk also includes a section of the River Moyola.
Dogs are allowed but must be kept under control.
Take the Derrynoyd Road from the lovely village of Draperstown. You will find the car park on the left 1km after leaving the village.
This walk is a bit of a cheat as there are coloured waymarkers to show you the way. It’s an easy stroll and comprises of a stoned pathway through woodland and riverside. Follow the green and yellow markers from the car park to complete the walk in an anticlockwise direction.
|Location||Derrynoyd near Drapsertown|
This wonderful woodland is a mix of planted Noble Fir, Oak and Beech with some Bramble thrown in and a mix of Holly, Ivy and Wood Sorrel. The wood has a good ground flora with woodland plants being present including Wood Anemone, Primrose, Buttercup and a variety of fungi. It is host to a range of bird species alongside bats, grey squirrel, fox and badger. The close proximity to the river greatly enhances the biodiversity which offers fine views of the river and the ‘big bridge’ Derrynoyd Bridge.
The village of Draperstown offers a variety of options depending on whether you are after a quick snack, lunch or dinner. Options include Sonny’s for a Morelli’s ice-cream, Aroma Coffee House, Slim’s Café, Timeout and Apparo Restaurant. Outside facilities are available, weather permitting.