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Bann Valley Cycle Route

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Country roads and gently undulating farmland in the Bann Valley

Start in the main car park at Garvagh Forest, just off the town's Main Street. Leave the car park and turn left along Garvagh Main Street, following the Route 12 signage (the entire route is waymarked - Route 12 - Sperrins Cycle Routes). At the crossroads in the town centre turn right on to Bridge Street and then after a short distance turn left on to Station Road. Follow this road in to the countryside and branch off left on to Ballyagan Road. On reaching the junction with Cullyrammer Road, turn left and proceed to the next T-Junction. Turn right along Mullaghinch Road and then right again on to Moneydig Road. Keep on this road until reaching the outskirts of Kilrea. Head along Edenbane Road towards the town centre and turn off right on to Blackrock Road. Follow this undulating road towards Garvagh. At the small hamlet of Boveedy turn left on to Dullaghy Road and proceed along this road until reaching Grove Road. Turn left along Grove Road and then right on to Lisachrin Road. Shortly after this, turn right on to Ballymenagh Road, a particularly quiet rural road commanding excellent views of the surrounding countryside. At the next T-Junction turn left along Kurin Road and head back into Garvagh, finishing off at the starting point in the forest car park.

Public roads: On Public Road

Getting to the start:
The starting point is the main car park in Garvagh Forest, just off the town's Main Street (A29) on the southern outskirts of the town.

Ulsterbus Public Transport: Coleraine: 028 7032 5400

Car parking available in the forest car park.

Traffic: Normal traffic conditions for small rural towns such as Garvagh and Kilrea.