Drum Manor Forest Park
Drum Manor is perfect for an early morning walk before breakfast or an evening stroll if you have been sitting in a car all day. There are different paths, all marked out, to suit everyone whether you want a relaxing stroll or a more challenging walk or run.
The grounds are beautiful, especially in Bluebell season. There are ponds, a play park and lots of picnic areas to just stop and take in the beautiful surroundings.
Wellbrook Beetling Mill
Beetling was the final stage in linen making when the cloth was pounded with wooden hammers (Beetles) to give it a lovely smooth sheen.
Wellbrook still has all the original machinery and during tours the National Trust demonstrate the very noisy beetling process!!
Wellbrook is a reminder of what was once a flourishing linen industry here.
Wellbrook Beetling Mill has set opening hours (check National Trust-Wellbrook Beetling Mill) but even when closed it is worth a visit for a short walk and a look ate the scenery.
Beaghmore Stone Circles
It's hard to believe that something from so long ago is still there and to stand in such a quiet, peaceful spot and wonder what life was like for the people living back then.
The views are stunning and it is an ideal place for a sunset photo or even better ( if you are an early riser) a sunrise one.
There is a walkway the whole way round the lough, so it is a popular place for walkers. It is about three miles long and takes roughly an hour.
There is carparking, toilets and a childrens play are.
Lough Fea provides the drinking water for the area, including Manorview!
The Fort is now just a depression in the ground, surrounded by trees but was once the ceremonial site of the O'Neill Clan and where the O'Neill kings would have been crowned.
A series of paths will take you to the top of the hill with wonderful views along the way.
A great place for a walk, seeped in ancient irish royal history.