Huntly Wood

Huntly Wood is a natural haven, an approx. 10-acre wood sited on steep wooded banks between the Huntly Road and the River Bann, Banbridge

In 2006 Banbridge Golf Club kindly granted the Council a lease to manage this woodland area for public access and conservation. It was officially opened to the public in July 2007.

Enjoy a calming stroll among mature Beech and Oak trees in this small area of woodland. The approx. 0.75-mile circular walk follows, for a short distance, the track of the former Banbridge to Scarva railway line along the River Bann before looping back along the upper banks to the starting point at the lay-by.

Standing and fallen dead and decaying timber supports a wide range of birds and insects and it has been left in the wood for this reason.

Otters roam the riverbank here foraging for food, and the wood is a good habitat for bats – 4 of the 8 species of bat found in NI have been identified in the wood.


Open all year round

Where can I park?

Free parking is available in a small roadside lay-by opposite Banbridge Golf Club (approx. 5 cars) on the Huntly Road.

Where is the nearest toilet?

There are no facilities on site.

Where is the nearest café?

There are no café facilities on site, but Banbridge town centre is approx. 1 mile away.

Dog Policy

Dogs should be under close control at all times. Please clean up after your dog.

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