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Prehen Wood

A Woodland Trust wood
The nearest large town is Derry City

Prehen Wood

Size:
7.48 ha (18.48 acres)
Grid ref:
C425148
OS map sheets:
Explorer 0
OS Landranger 7
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Wood map

Features and attractions

  • Broadleaved woodland
  • Parking less than 500m away
  • Local parking difficult
  • Information on site
  • Way marked trail
  • Good views
  • Special wildlife interest
  • Well worth a visit
  • Bluebells
  • Spring colour

This rare and irreplaceable ancient woodland has a magical feel, with carpets of bluebell, celandine and wood anemone in the spring. It is home to the red squirrel, sparrowhawk and long-eared owl and offers terrific views overlooking Derry/Londonderry city and the River Foyle. Prehen Wood is one of our Top Ten bluebell woods. If you’d like to visit and see a superb bluebell display, check our live map for bluebells at Nature's Calendar as flowering times do vary around the UK. However, mid-April to early-June is usually an ideal time for most woods.