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Ecotrail Walk

Learn about the biodiversity, wildlife, cultural and built heritage of the historic former estate and its mature woodland and lake on this guided walk around Loughgall Country Park Ecotrail

See a range of exciting sites along the way starting with the famous crannog in the lake which has links with early Christian Knights who famously granted Armagh to St Patrick. Keep an eye out for nesting birds in the many bird boxes that can be found on a variety of tress along the walk including fine specimens of oak and beech. As the guide takes you further along the trail you will pass the lakeside cottage with its colony of bats before exploring the walled garden of the old estate- now owned by the Armagh Heritage Orchard Trust who pride themselves on preserving old types of apple. Nearing the end of the trail you will pass the manor house- once the home of the Cope family who settled there in the 17th Century and the village graveyard.

This activity is part-financed by the European Union’s European Regional Development Fund through the INTERREG IVA Cross-border Programme managed by the Special EU Programmes Body.

Day

Saturday 21st September

Location

Loughgall Country Park

Session Times

14:00 to 16:00

Key Info
  • An informative, fun and active day out for all
  • Free car parking, toilets, tea/coffee are available on site as well as a children’s play area
  • Children under 16 must be accompanied by a participating adult
This event is free to attend - you can simply turn up on the day. Prior booking is not essential.

Contact us if you would like more specific information on the event:

Phone+44 28 3889 2900
Emailloughgallcountrypark@armagh.gov.uk

What to Bring

Please wear appropriate footwear for walking on gravel paths and also bring a waterproof jacket.

Suitability

The event is particularly suitable for for those looking to learn about this historical estate and for families with children over 8 years of age.

What's Included

A choice of a 1hr or 2 hr walk undertaken by experienced local guides.

Meeting Point

Loughgall Country Park Reception

Directions to Location

Take the B77 Loughgall Road for 5 miles from Moy Road/Railway Street roundabout, Armagh. The Country Park is on the right in Loughgall village

Take the B77 Loughgall Road for 6 miles from Corcrain Road, Portadown. The Country Park is on the left in Loughgall village.