Ballymoyer Woodland, Armagh

The route leaves from the car park at the Junction of Ballymoyer Road and Drumcrow Road. It initially follows the Creggan River and then winds it way through the mixed woodland of a fairy glen with deep mossy and ferned banks before returning back to the starting point.

Technical sheet

A Newry and Mourne walk posted on 21/11/22 by Walk NI. Last update : 21/11/22
  • Walking
    Activity: Walking
  • ↔
    Distance: 4.46 km
  • ◔
    Calculated time: 1h30 
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    Difficulty: Moderate

  • ∞
    Return to departure point: Yes
  • ↗
    Vertical gain: + 68 m
  • ↘
    Vertical drop: - 65 m

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    Highest point: 175 m
  • ▼
    Lowest point: 116 m
  • ⚐
    District: Newry and Mourne 
  • ⚑
    Start/End: N 54.219743° / W 6.50019°

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Ballymoyer Woodland path
Ballymoyer Woodland path
St. Luke’s Ballymoyer Church of Ireland


Start : Junction of Ballymoyer Road and Drumcrow Road.(BT60 2JN) OS Map Sheet 28. Grid ref. H978312

(S/E) From the car park at the junction of Ballymoyer Road (C213) and Drumcrow Road, follow the path through the gate (West) alongside the Creggan River until it joins the Ballymoyer Road.

(1) Follow the trail and waymarkers on the opposite side to the viewpoint.

(2) At the Y-junction, you can go either way through the looped top section that traverses the steep glen.

(1) From the viewpoint cross the road again and return via the Creggan River path to the starting point. (S/E)

"If you have come across any problems whilst walking a route, please let us so we can pass on any issues to the appropriate management body responsible for maintaining the walk. Please report any problem here."


  1. S/E : km 0 - alt. 116 m - Ballymoyer Road (C213)
  2. 1 : km 1.06 - alt. 134 m - Junction
  3. 2 : km 1.39 - alt. 139 m - Y-junction
  4. S/E : km 4.46 - alt. 116 m - Ballymoyer Road (C213)

Useful Information

Start : Junction of Ballymoyer Road and Drumcrow Road.OS Map Sheet 28. Grid ref. H978312

Parking :
Car parking at the start of the walk (8-10 cars). OS Map Sheet 28. Grid ref. H978312

Getting to the start :
Access from Ballymoyer Road between Whitecross and Newtownhamilton

Local transport
Translink –

Facilities :
Refreshments, shops and toilets in Whitecross.

Terrain :
- Circular route. Off road woodland trail. Route type : Woodland
- There may not be a formalised path, and variable, single file trails are to be expected.
- Gradients and cross slope could be expected to be steep and not limited.
- Obstacles and surface breaks of greater than 75mm measured across the line of the path to be expected.
- Overhanging branches are possible. Passing places and rest areas may not be formalised or provided.

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During the walk or to do/see around

Diverse woodland and specimen trees.
St. Luke’s Ballymoyer Church of Ireland.

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