The Spa at the Radisson Roe Park Hotel opened in 2006, designed by Heinz Schletterer of
Austria at a cost in excess of £1 million. It features specially commissioned equipment
including a Moroccan Mud Rasul, an Aqua Veda Wet Exfoliation Table, a Cleopatra Bathing
Experience, Steam Showers, an Aqua Meditation Chamber and Foot Jacuzzis.
Elemis combines with Jessana and Kurland to provide the very best of treatment products.
Signature treatments have been especially formulated to offer the newest and most effective
means to de-stress, relax and renew even the most exhausted.
Open 7 days a week The Roe Spa with its international team of treatment therapists will
welcome you to this uniquely affordable experience set in an atmosphere of peace, elegance
Radisson Roe Golf
Radisson Roe Park has one of the best 18-hole parkland golf courses in this part of Ireland.
Set amidst the beautiful countryside of the Roe Valley - with mountains to the south and the
sea to the north - the Roe Park course provides a challenging combination of water hazards
and natural features. Open all year round, the course is complemented by its own floodlit
driving range. For the dedicated golfer, this course lies within easy reach of some of the
most famous golf courses in Ireland... and the world, including the legendary Royal Portrush
links. The Resort also houses the first Golfing Centre of Excellence in Northern
Roe Valley Country Park runs for three miles either side of the River Roe near Limavady.
The river plunges through spectacular gorges and its banks are clothed with mature mixed
woodland. It is a beautiful tranquil location.
The River Roe, especially after heavy rainfall, can be seen surging its way through the
Park. The banks of the river are much quieter with a dense woodland of majestic trees.
In springtime the woodland floor is covered with a carpet of wild flowers. A fascinating
variety of damp-loving plants thrive all the year round in the moist shade of the
riverbank slopes. The Park is the habitat of foxes, badgers and otters. Over sixty species
of bird have been seen in the park.
The Country Park contains a countryside museum and the Dogleap Centre where the story of the
valley is told. The Centre also contains a cafe and an audio-visual theatre. There is even
a disabled angler's jetty by the river. For the disabled visitor there is a specially
designed trail emphasising the wildlife of the park. This includes an audio guide for
blind and partially sighted visitors.
Above all, the park is a place for recreation - superb salmon and trout fishing, canoeing,
rock climbing, orienteering and mile upon mile of riverside and woodland walks.
Countryside Centre provides lecture theatre and exhibition area
Museum with 19th century artefacts
Many historical monuments related to the 18th century linen industry
19th century HEP station
'Milltoun Field' is a biodiversity experiment with flower meadow, grain field and
Biodiversity Trail provides access for disabled
Access & Booking
Open from 9.00 to 5.00 Mon to Fri. Closed on Saturday & Sunday
Open from 30th Mar to 30th Sept from 9.00am - 6.00pm, seven days a week
Roe Valley Country Park
41 Dogleap Rd
Tel: 028 7772 2074
Fax: 028 7776 6571
Directions from Ballyhenry House
Turn right towards Limavady, 3 miles to roundabout. Go through roundabout and take the first
right onto to the B69 for approx 1 mile. Then take the first turnoff on the left onto to
the B192, signposted for the Country Park. Approximately 3 miles to Country Park from this
junction, on the left hand side.
Binevenagh Mountain Walks, Lake and Forest
Bienvenagh is renowned for its impressive cliffs that provide a perfect alpine cliff ledge
for many rare plants and mosses.
You can drive from Ballyhenry House to the car park by Binevenagh Lake, at the top of
Binevenagh, and enjoy the spectacular views. We suggest that you take the pathway going
southwest past the head of the lake, taking you to the cliffedge, where you can overlook
the wonderful fertile Roe Valley. This is the highest point at approximately 390 metres
elevation. Look out for the arable farmlands of Ballyhenry House. You can drive from here
to the beach at Downhill, taking in the magnificent miles of golden strand at Magilligan
and Benone along the way. Bring a camera! Picnic stops along the way.
An Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Environment Minister David Cairns recently announced the designation of Northern Ireland's
latest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) at Binevenagh.
David Cairns said -
"This western corner of the north coast is one of Northern Ireland's areas of outstanding
natural beauty. It offers so much in the way of contrasting scenery and features of natural
and cultural heritage. I am reaffirming the outstanding value of this landscape within
The new designation not only covers a wider area but also allows those with an interest in
the landscape to co-operate in developing plans to safeguard the richness of features that
make it such an interesting area.
Take the A2 coast road out of Limavady and keep on the road as it changes to the B201 road
to Coleraine. After a mile, take left fork onto the Bishops Road and follow the signs for
From Limavady town
Off the A2, 5 miles N of Limavady
Suggested Walking Tour
Climb through the forest towards the summit for great views over Lough Foyle, Roe Valley
and to Inishowen.
Distance : 5 km / 3 miles
Duration : 1.5 - 2 hours
Ascent : Moderate with some steep sections
Park on Leighry Road (1) (between Bishops Road and Duncrun Road) at the available space on
a sharp bend adjacent to an entrance to the forest. Take the right hand track and follow
for around 500 metres to where the track forks, take the left-hand fork and then turn left
to climb uphill after 100 metres (2). Care is needed at the next section as you climb up
through the forest towards the summit.
Eventually the forest clears as you ascend and the route follows the cliff edge, take great
care here. At the summit (3) there are some great views over Lough Foyle, Roe Valley and to
Inishowen and on a good day some of the Scottish islands are visible.
The name Binevenagh comes from the Irish meaning Foibhne’s peak. Legend has it that Foibhne
was the son of a celtic chief Taircheltar and was killed on the mountain. The flat lands of
Magilligan were selected as the location of Lough Foyle Base Survey in 1824, which provided
the necessary information for the Ordnance Survey of Ireland to produce much more accurate
Frequently you will see gliders from the Ulster Gliding Club flying silently over the
summit looking for thermals. To return to the start take the track adjacent to the lake,
follow the track as it bends gently to the left. After 1km take the track leading off to
the left (4); follow this for another 1.5km to the start point.
A longer route (A) of 15km / 9 miles is available by parking at the Swann’s Bridge Picnic
area at the junction of Aghanloo Road and Seacoast Road and entering the forest on the
western side from the Aghanloo Road. Follow the tracks through the forest to the National
Nature Reserve before climbing to the summit as described above.
Advice : Take great care whilst walking along the cliff top.
Atlantic breakers crashing on white sandy shores. Shallow waters lapping on quiet
The Causeway Coast and Glens area has beaches to refresh and relax both body and soul.
Enjoy long walks along Whitepark Bay as it sweeps wide between the tiny harbour of
Portbraddan and the rock stacks at Ballintoy. A veritable treasure trove for shellseekers,
just like the award winning Benone Strand whose seven miles of firm golden sands stretch
from the cliffs at Downhill to Magilligan Point displaying their Blue Flag
Blue Flags fly proudly over Benone, the White Rocks and the West and East Strands at
Portrush, where miles of uninterrupted sands provide the ideal place for family
Benone Beach - Golf, Pool, Play Park, Surf
Situated on the A2 Coast Road, Benone is an excellent and ideal holiday centre for all the
family. Establised in 1987, recipient of the Best Touring Carvan Park Award.
The complex includes a transit caravan park comprising of 101 bays, 47 of which have
electric hook up and 35 super sites, many with additional space to accommodate awnings. 9
hole golf course, golf practice range, putting green, bowling green, tennis courts, 2
outdoor heated splash pools (Jul/Aug), and children's adventure play area. Activities area
open weekends in June and daily July/August.
Benone Beach, multiple recipient of the European Blue Flag and Seaside Award, is only a few
minutes walk from the complex and is easily accessible via dune paths. Phone for opening
times of centre, caravan park, golf course and cafe throughout the year.
Downhill Beach - Surf
Stretching east from Magilligan Point in Co Derry, and divided by the Umbra river into
Benone Strand and Downhill Beach, this is one of the longest, flattest beaches in Europe.
The slopes of the plateau-topped Benevenagh mountain, crowned by the eighteenth-century
italianate, Mussenden Temple, fall sheer to a seven-mile belt of golden sand. The rail
track from Belfast to Derry skirts the shoreline at the foot of the mountain and looks
across the lough to the Donegal hills and the fishing towns of Inishowen.
In local folklore Viking raiders, bent on sacking Derry, abandoned their plan upon seeing a
mist-clad Benevenagh, which they mistook for a colossal fortification.
Downhill is part of the Magilligan Area of Special Scientific Interest and a Special Area of
We recommend that you take the train from Bellarena station (2 miles from Ballyhenry House)
along the coast, past Downhill beach, through the picturesque seaside town of Castlerock,
stopping off at Coleraine for a good day shopping or trip to the cinema.
You could alternatively travel in the opposite direction from Bellarena station, along the
beautiful coastline to Derry, and enjoy a guided tour around the historical walled city,
or take in a show or play at the Millenium Forum.
Ulster Gliding Club
"Once you have tasted flight, you will walk the earth with your eyes turned forever
skyward, for there you have been, and there you long to return." - Leonardo Da
Gliding is the ultimate flying experience. It is a truly diverse sport that can be enjoyed
at all levels, from the thriving club scene, to aerobatics and to international racing
competitions currently dominated by U.K. pilots (with five World Champions).
Of course, if you take up gliding you don’t have to become a racing or an aerobatic pilot.
Many people just enjoy seeing the world from a different viewpoint while others enjoy the
thrill of trying to perfect their basic flying skills.
The club offers flying training at one of the finest soaring sites in these islands,
located in a beautiful setting beneath the cliffs of Binevenagh on the shores of Lough
Foyle. Soaring pilots come from Britain and elsewhere to enjoy the excellent soaring in all
seasons of the year and which have permitted cross-country flights over much of Ireland and
ascents of more than 23,000 ft.
Train in a two-seat dual-control glider flying over the scenic north coast. No previous
experience is necessary to begin learning to fly in gliders and membership embraces people
of all backgrounds, both male and female, from teenage students to pensioners in their
Contact the Ulster Gliding Club
Tel : 028 7775 0301 Sat & Sun only from 0930 hrs to 1800 hrs. Note that the club may close
early if the weather is poor. Answer phone at all other times.
Lough Foyle Ferry to North Donegal
The Lough Foyle car and passenger ferry crosses the new and convenient route to explore the
North West, a mere distance of 1.6km from Magilligan Point to Greencastle harbour in
Donegal. The crossing takes only 15 minutes and delivers a truly unique travel experience.
The route awakens the Columbian Corridor, used in the past for trade and monastic reasons,
ensuring that visitors using the route are quite literally following in the footsteps of
saints and legends!
There is a continuous ferry shuttle service from Magilligan, Co.Londonderry, to
Greencastle, Co.Donegal, of 10 minutes duration. A crossing from either side every 20 mins.
No reservation required. Tickets issued on board (Saves 49 miles of driving.)
Sailings are 365 days a year, € accepted. Wheelchair access via ramp.
Mon - Sat : April to Sept 7.20am - 9.50pm, Sun 9am - 9.50.
Mon - Sat : Oct to March: 7.20am - 7.50pm, Sun 9am - 7.50pm.
Return Price : Car £9.50, Foot passenger £2.50, Coach £34.00
Nirvana Beauty & Day Spa brings you the ultimate in modern facilities fused with the best
of ancient & modern therapies. Unique in providing a holistic approach in wellbeing to meet
the ever changing demands of the modern lifestyle. After 18 years as Nirvana Beauty Clinic
of Portstewart, experience and lessons from the modern lifestyle have led us to develop
into a new haven in wellbeing.
Our peaceful and tranquil surroundings will enable you to rest, relax and unwind at your
leisure. Amongst our available treatments we offer Seaweed baths complete with Steam
Chamber, Hydrotherapy, Hydromassage, Mud Wraps, Hot Stone Therapy and the use of our Rasul,
an experience not to be missed. The Rasul is a traditional Moroccan ritual in which steam
is combined with scented clays and mud to ease away your stresses and strains, followed by
a cleansing rain shower to invigorate.
Located outside Coleraine on the main Coleraine to Limavady Road, Nirvana Beauty & Day Spa,
an exclusively adult environment, offers uncompromising yet affordable luxury, privacy and
Sea trout fishing starts the season on the River Roe, accessible on our farm. With good
catches recorded from late June onwards downstream of Limavady to Swans Bridge picnic
Salmon fishing is best from August onwards and is best in spate conditions in the mid
section of the river. Late season fishing is best up stream of Limavdy to
The River Roe is within 200 metres walking distance from Ballyhenry House, along the farm
pathways. You can sit by the riverbank, 1km owned by the farm, and enjoy the peaceful
tranquillity while fishing on the bends of the river where the good fishing holes are
situated. See if you can spot an otter, a rare sight, but wonderful to observe as they
swim in the river!
A permit is required and we can arrange for this on request. A guide/ghillie can be
arranged for almost all of the fishing by enquiring from the permit distributor or National
Angling Association (NAGS) www.nationalanglingguides.com