On an overcast day in July, we found ourselves in Roe Valley Country Park. Leaving, the car park of Roe Park resort, we headed down a small lane into the Country Park. Located nearby the town of Limavady in County Derry, the park is located along the river Roe.
A variety of paths exist through the forest and along the river, all of them well maintained. The area is rich in flora and fauna, and we watched playful squirrels jumping in and out of trees during our walk.
On this particular day, it was quiet in the park and allowed us to enjoy the beauty of the Roe valley. After having walked past a weir, along farmland and through forests, we reached Dogleap Countryside Centre where a cafe, public picnic areas and riverside walks attract a good few number of visitors. Here , you also find Green Lane Museum where you can step back in time and discover life during the linnen and agricultural industrial era's from a bygone age.
The area around the visitor centre is wheelchair friendly, and there is even a wheelchair friendly jetty allowing wheelchair users to fish in the river Roe. The visitor centre is also an educational centre where you can learn about the local flora and fauna. And best of all, the park is free for you to enjoy .