Our Story

Our Story

Drumnaph Community Nature Reserve is an exciting collaboration between the Woodland Trust and Carntogher Community Association.

The Woodland Trust owns approximately 80 acres of Drumnaph Wood, which is located to the eastern side of the reserve. This section contains both ancient woodland and newly planted woodland as well as some wetland habitats. In early 2012 an opportunity arose to secure the purchase of an additional 130 acres in the western section of the reserve and within which is located the former O’Loughlin farm and a patchwork of ecological habitats including ancient woodland, wildflower meadows, ancient grazing habitats and wetlands.  With the generous support of the heritage Lottery Fund and NIEA the Association was very fortunate to be able to purchase this land and carry out works to create an important additiona to the reserve. 

The use of the site is closely monitored and managed by both organisations for the enjoyment of the local community and visitors alike.