Banagher Glen lies just three miles south west of Dungiven accessed from the B74 and is a secluded, steep wooded glen leading to Altnaheglish Reservoir and Banagher Dam. One of the oldest ancient oak woodlands in Ireland, Banagher Glen is a Nature Reserve and Special Area of Conservation. A 14km circular walk or shorter more accessible walks are available through Banagher Forest. Banagher Glen and Forest are open all year round for walkers.
The steep sides of the glens are clothed by mature trees, mostly oak and ash, with an understory of rowan, hazel, hawthorn and holly. Ferns and mosses thrive in damp shady nooks along the river banks.
Car parking and toilet facilities open 9.00am – 9.00pm weekends in June and September and 9.00am – 9.00pm daily July and August.
The reserve lies 4 miles to the south of Dungiven and can be accessed by the narrow Magheramore Rd.
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