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Benburb Valley

RegionNorthern Ireland
ClubLagan Valley Orienteers
Nearest townBenburb, Co Tyrone
PostcodeBT71 7JZ
Carpark locationBenburb Priory, Main Street, Benburn, Dungannon, BT71 7JZ. OSNI Grid Ref: H818522

Explore and enjoy stunning natural and built heritage within Benburb Valley Park through walks along the Blackwater River. The river has carved out a beautiful gorge through the countryside and is an ideal location for exploring.

Survey notes from November 2020:

  • Orienteering posts 3, 8 and 13 are missing
  • The map has changed significantly around missing orienteering post 3 with the construction of a grotto.
  • Orienteering post 9 is present, but the map has changed. Path to SE now meets main track to W of control, so no longer at a path junction.

Other Things to do in the Area

Perfect for homeschoolers try the Ecotrail. Download:

The Ecotrail Starts at the Benburb Valley Heritage Centre, 89 Milltown Road, Benburb, Dungannon, BT71 7LZ. Grid Ref OSNI H803518.

Survey notes from January 2021:

  • Ecotrails posts 1, 2, 3, 9 and 10 are missing.
  • Ecotrails post 7 is incorrectly located.
  • Ecotrails post 8 has the code missing.

Maps Available From

Benburb Centre, 10 Main Street, Benburb, Co. Tyrone, BT71 7JZ Tel: 028 37548241

Download the Orienteering Map and Orienteering Guide.

Further Information

  • White and/or yellow standard controls suitable for beginners
  • Orange and/or light green standard controls suitable for people with some experience