Parks

Roe Valley Country Park

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Contact details

Address

41 Dogleap Road, Limavady, County Londonderry,
Mr Seamus Carten
T: (028) 7772 2074
E: nieainfo@daera-ni.gov.uk

This scenic and tranquil park on the outskirts of Limavady offers spectacular riverside views.

This scenic and tranquil park is located on the outskirts of Limavady and offers spectacular riverside views and woodland walks along with opportunities for salmon and trout fishing, canoeing, rock climbing and orienteering.

The river plunges through spectacular gorges and its banks are clothed in mature woodland. This picturesque park is also the main habitat to a number of animals which include foxes, badgers and otters. There is a disabled angler's jetty by the river and a specially designed trail emphasising the wildlife of the park. This includes an audio guide for blind and partially sighted visitors. Paths provide access throughout much of Roe Valley and seating is available at various points, including special benches for the less able-bodied. Also worth a visit is the newly refurbished ‘Ritters Tea Room’ which opens daily and is located on the left bank upriver of the Dogleap Centre from which a mobility scooter may also be borrowed.

Visitors can learn about the industrial and natural heritage of the area in the museum and countryside centre. The remains of buildings used in the linen industry and a restored water wheel can also be seen and much of the original equipment is preserved including ruined water mills used in linen production.

Car parking, all open access, at 4 points:
Main car park at Visitor Centre /Café Building (access via Dogleap Road)
O’Cahan’s car park (access via Roemill Road)
Carrick Mills car park (access via Ballyquin Road)
Carrick Rocks car park (access via Drumrane Road)

NB: There is a pathway closure on the West Bank downstream of the visitor centre towards the Roe Park Resort due to a landslide. Access downstream is via the East bank by crossing over the Blue bridge.