Loughgall Country Park is a rural haven of relaxation and recreation. A diverse spectrum of activities ranging from golf to walking, fishing to tennis make this spacious complex a mecca for families, sports enthusiasts and those merely in search of a helping of tranquility. The emphasis, indeed, is very much on family pursuits. Walking, cycling, a children’s play area, golf, fishing, an adventure trail, trim trail, football pitch and tennis courts are just some of the amenities on offer….
There’s something for everyone, from the zealous sports lover to the casual visitor who relishes the outdoor life. The extensive facilities offer considerable scope for pursuing a healthy lifestyle while at the same time providing an invaluable recreational outlet for children, even those of a very young age. Picnicking, jogging, exercising and just lazing are the optional extras..and these are free of charge.
If you would like to find out how accessible venues are across our Borough visit www.disabledgo.com for more information.
Disabled Go works in partnership with the Council to provide an access guide to over 450 public venues. A range of venues are included in the guide such as leisure centres, shops, hotels, restaurants, council buildings, community centres, places of worship and many more.
Get on course for a golf feast… Loughgall Country Park and Golf Course has been designed to provide all golfers with a test of skill and composure.
And what golfer could ask for more? A course that both challenges and teases offers a credible examination of concentration and confidence. Certainly, the front nine holes of this eye-catching par 72 creation will surely ask some pertinent questions of golfers irrespective of their handicap. The 3547 yards to be covered incorporate the mischievous par 3 5 th hole at 223 yards and the testing par 5 9 th at 614 yards.
The shorter back nine presents an opportunity to perhaps restore lost ground by picking up shots with short par fours but watch out for the tricky 17th – don’t say you haven’t been warned! With water hazards, bunkers and some cleverly-placed sloping areas, the course is meant to bring out the best in those using it. The fairways, although generous, still ensure that those guilty of errant shots will pay a penalty whereas smart club selection and strategic play will be rewarded with better scores.
The greens have been constructed to USGA (sand based) specification and with an average size of 700m sq some lengthy putts are usually the order of the day. Overall, if your goal is a golfing challenge in appealing surroundings at a reasonable price, then you will have found it at Loughgall Country Park .
Loughgall Country Park is nothing if not an angler’s paradise. The well stocked 37-acre ‘Lough’ – the dominant feature of the Park overall – is certainly proving to be a magnetic attraction for fishermen from near and far.
With 100 fishing stands now fully operational – there are facilities for the disabled included, of course – it means that the ‘Lough’ has more than adequate accommodation for those from the angling fraternity wishing to indulge in their passion.
The lake waters tend to vary in depth from summer to winter through rainfall affecting small feeder streams. But there is one significant constant – fish stocking is carried out to ensure that the overall quality of fishing is maintained at a high level.
And it’s hardly surprising that regular competitions are organised by Angling clubs for both coarse matches and pike fishing. The venue is used as part of the Blackwater Open which attracts the top match anglers for what is a major two-day Competition. Lough Muckno in Castlebalyney is the other venue used in this cross-border competition which is aided through European Funding from the Blackwater Regional Partnership.
Given that the natural fish species in the Lough include roach, perch, tench and eels as well as carp and bream along with pike of course it is easy to understand why anglers flock to Loughgall to cast their lines.
A Coarse Fishing rod licence must be produced before a daily or yearly ticket can be purchased. There are adult and junior rates. Licences can be purchased at the Country Park Shop. See Pricing Page for details.
Loughgall Country Park has four main cycling routes:
- Lakeside route – 4.35k
- Orchard route – 3.29k
- Bridle route – 5.91k
- Bramley Walk – 2.3k
Loughgall Country Park has new and exciting Ecotrails. They provide an opportunity for young people to develop an awareness, appreciation and understanding of their local natural and built environment by taking part in an environmental trail.
For further information and downloads for the Loughgall Ecotrail, please visit www.ecotrailsni.com and select Loughgall Country Park.
We have an outdoor Gym and a Trim Trail to help you improve your fitness.
The outdoor gym has 6 stations and is located close to the main centre.
The trim trail is made up of 13 outdoor exercise stations spread out around the bridle path route.
Loughgall has a Multi use Games Area and a grass arena, both of which are available for hire.
For the younger generation we have a play area and a junior adventure trail.
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