Binevenagh

Six miles south west of Castlerock lies the massive headland of Binevenagh, from which the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) takes its name.image2

Since their formation some 55-60 million years ago, the dramatic cliffs, which mark the western limit of the Antrim basalt plateau, have been much altered by great landslips and the scree-laden slopes form wildlife habitats for many species of alpine plants including Cushion Pink, Mountain Avens, Purple Saxifrage and Twisted Whitlow grass

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The car park at the summit sits beside a pretty little fishing lake, stocked with rainbow trout and a short walk to the cliff edge offers spectacular panoramic views over the Magilligan lowlands, Lough Foyle and the western Inishowen Peninsulaimage4

Both the summit and lower slopes are accessible by a forest trails either from Leighry Road, the car park at St. Aidan`s Chapel or the small car park at Ballycarton Wood