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Moyola Waterfoot

A small elongated nature reserve, adjacent to the River Moyola on the western shores of Lough Neagh

Moyola Waterfoot Nature Reserve runs alongside the River Moyola for the last few hundred metres before it enters Lough Neagh. At the end of this walk there is a bird hide which overlooks the Lough. This site is rich in biodiversity and forms part of the Lough Neagh / Lough Beg Area of Special Scientific Interest (ASSI), Special Protection Area (SPA), and the Lough Neagh Ramsar. Ulster Wildlife is working in partnership with the Ballymaguigan Community Group to manage the site for its range of features, not least the rare ground beetle (Dyschirius obscurus) which is found along its sandy shore.

Species and habitats

Habitats
Wetland, Woodland

Nearby nature reserves

Ballynahone Bog
8 miles - Ulster Wildlife
Slievenacloy
21 miles - Ulster Wildlife
Bog Meadows
24 miles - Ulster Wildlife

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Reserve information

Location
Waterfoot Road
Magherafelt
Derry
BT45 6LQ
Map reference
NW092481
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Opening Times
Open at all times
Facilities
Picnic facilities
Size
0.00 hectares
Access
Yes

Open to general public
Walking information
Formal path, one bird hide suitable for wheelchair access. Public access to nature reserve with disability access, standard footpaths, fishing stands, seating areas and bird hide.
Parking
Limited parking beside NI Water (do not obstruct access points)
Dogs
Dogs must be on lead
Reserve manager
Ulster Wildlife
Tel: 028 9045 4094
naturereserves@ulsterwildlife.org