Hedgerows Grow West

The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) awarded a £48,000 grant to a partnership of local councils for this new project which will protect, conserve, and celebrate the importance of hedgerows to our natural environment.  The funding is being used to bring … [Read more...]

The Moor

This is a fabulous coastal headland on the edge of Castlerock, adjacent to Downhill. Take a walk around the headland, enjoy the cliff nesting birds, plant life such as thrifts and tormentil, and don’t forget to look out to sea and you might be lucky … [Read more...]

The Dark Hedges

This group of trees known locally as ‘the dark hedges’ are thought to be around 300 years old. They are reputedly haunted by a spectral ‘grey lady’ and form an arch over the road. They have become a much photographed natural monument within the … [Read more...]

Roe Valley Country Park

Roe Valley Country Park extends for three miles along both sides of the River Roe near Limavady. The river plunges through spectacular gorges and its banks are clothed with mature mixed woodland.In springtime, the woodland floor is covered with a … [Read more...]

Roe Estuary

The extensive mud flats of the Roe Estuary are exposed at low tide and hiding just below the surface is a banquet of small seashore animals such as lugworm, shrimps, ragworm and periwinkles. There are also large beds of mussels and extensive areas … [Read more...]

Riverside Park

Riverside Parks initial phases were developed in the 1970’s, its vision was to be a linear open green space and wildlife corridor, primarily concentrating on leisure provision and amenity value, and has since been developed over the years for its … [Read more...]

River Roe

The River Roe is an extremely important river for Atlantic Salmon with 8% of the Northern Ireland spawning population and making the river and its tributaries one of the most important salmon rivers in the British Isles.The River Roe and its … [Read more...]

Myroe Levels

Myroe Levels comprises reclaimed farmland, protected from Lough Foyle by a sea wall. A network of sheughs (open field drainage ditches), on the farmland and the Lough shore itself provide a variety of habitats where you will experience spectacular … [Read more...]

The River Bann

The River Bann flows from the south east corner of Northern Ireland to the north west coast, via Lough Neagh. It is the longest river in Northern Ireland at 80 miles long.There are many important species associated with the river including otter, … [Read more...]

Kebble Nature Reserve, Rathlin Island

At the western end of Rathlin Island, sheer cliffs rise more than 100 metres above raised beaches of rounded cobbles, while towering stacks of rock stand guard just off the shore.The best time of the year to visit Kebble is the height of the … [Read more...]