Drumnaph Nature Reserve

Drumnaph Nature Reserve is an exciting collaborative project between Carntogher Community Association and The Woodland Trust.

The two organisations have worked together along with a dedicated team of volunteers to manage the whole site since 2012, when the local community successfully secured funding from The Heritage Fund and NIEA to purchase the 130 acres adjoining the 80 acres owned by The Woodland Trust.

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In the early days, the Heritage Fund generously funded the creation of 7km of pathways and trails throughout the Reserve to improve accessibility for all. Since then, the Reserve has become a popular location for visitors from all over the world. We also provide educational opportunities to community groups, schools and environmental organisations to spend time on the Reserve learning about the wildlife, conservation and the rich local folklore.

Nestled on the edge of the Sperrins, the Reserve boasts a rich variety of habitats including ancient woodland, wetland, bog and meadow with the Grillagh River running along its edge. It is a haven for wildlife and you are sure to get a glimpse of something special during your visit.

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The graded walking trails guide you through the nature reserve where you will find plenty of places to relax and enjoy a picnic. You might see our rare breed cows and sheep used for conservation grazing and Pumpkin the Pig is never too far away. We have new learning trails opening in 2021, where children can learn about the ancient stories and folklore of this area.

Whether you spend an hour or the whole day, this hidden gem has so much to offer. Visit our website to learn more about this special place.

For more information visit: www.drumnaph.org or contact Kelley Hann (Reserve manager)