This is a lovely gentle walk along the River Bann with open areas and wet woodland. It has many common wildflowers such as buttercup, cow parsley and herb robert but it boasts broad-leaved helleborine orchid and green figwort.
There always have to be compromises and to keep the path open for walkers and cyclists butterbur has been sprayed where it was encroaching on the path. The good news is that the rare green figwort is still present in at least 5 locations and in the wooded stretches many spikes of broad-leaved helleborine are close to flowering.
The biggest surprise was Clive netting a Dingy Shell moth, a recent colonist in Ireland – this is by far the most northerly and westerly record so far.