Binevneagh & Gortmore

Binevenagh viewed from Balls point

Binevenagh towers over the coastal landscape of Limavady Borough giving breathtaking views of Lough Foyle, Inishowen and the northern coastline. The cliffs create a unique habitat in Northern Ireland where arctic alpine plant species such as purple saxifrage can be found. It is also a nesting place for a range of birds including the peregrine falcon. At Gortmore you can walk along the cliff-line getting a real flavour of both the coast below and the upland and forest behind, and could encounter anything from peregrine and ravens to Irish Hare.

Access and Facilities
Both Binevenagh and Gortmore provide the opportunity to view the coastline from on high. Both sites can be accessed off the Bishop’s Road part of the Causeway Coastal Route’s Binevenagh Loop. The summit of Binevenagh can be accessed by vehicle using the forest roads signposted off Leighrey Road and the Bineveangh Scenic Loop. The car park adjacent to the lake on the summit allows visitors to explore the grassland and enjoy the massive views.

Starting point grid reference: IC690 307

View from GortmoreGortmore Viewpoint is on the Bishop’s Road. Park up and follow the path to the cliff top viewing platform or explore the two short walking trails, heading west to Hell’s Hole or east to Eagle Hill along the cliff-line. Please note no dogs are permitted in the trails due to grazing livestock.

Starting point grid reference: IC716 342

Photograph courtesy of Richard Gillen