While we were in Creeslough, we had a chance to visit Duntally and walk the trail. What a beautiful place this is with lots of green. As we walked the trail, we came across one guy with his dog and didn't see anyone else. We walked to the end of the trail and turned around and headed back to where we started. It was so quiet all we could hear were the birds singing and our footsteps. A lovely way to spend part of the morning.
Duntally Wood Nature Reserve is a 2.5km loop trail takes you from the car-park along old cart-ways and down into the valley bottom. Potatoes and cereals were once grown in these meadows. Some have been cleared of tree cover to increase diversity within the woodland.
Extending to over 15 hectares it is a fantastic example of an oak, ash, hazel woodland. Other notable tree species include Holly, Elm and Downy Birch. Ground flora is varied throughout the woodland and changes with soil and habitat type, common species include wood anemone, early purple orchid, hard fern, wild garlic, meadowsweet, bugle, and bluebell.
Info courtesy of Natural Parks & Wildlife Services