Derrylahan Nature Trail

Two People Walking through Derrylahan Nature Trail

Length:    2km (This is a looped walk)
Time:      45mins
Terrain:   Gravel track, both flat and steep in places

This attractive way marked walk near the Visitor Centre is an ideal introduction to Glenveagh’s natural environment. It offers visitors of all ages and fitness levels a chance to see some of the plants and animals of Glenveagh National Park. The trail passes through a number of habitats along the route. These include both native and planted Scots Pine woodlands, and a section of blanket bog. The trail also provides excellent views of the Glenveagh Valley. The name Derrylahan is derived from the Irish Doire Leathan, meaning broad oakwood because this area was originally covered in Oak Forest. The terrain is mostly gravel paths and visitors should allow approx. 45 minutes to fully explore the trail. A guide to the Derrylahan Nature Trail is available from the Visitor Centre. (Looped Walk start Location. (Grid Ref: C 039232)