Ballykelly Forest

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Various short routes are available in the forest on the southern and northern side of the A2 just west of Walworth and Ballykelly. Popular with walkers, dog walkers and runners. Also known as the Camman Wood, Ballykelly Forest was a popular haunt for highwaymen terrorising the coach road from Coleraine to Derry.

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Ballykelly Forest



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County Derry

Distance 2.6 miles

OS Map Sheet 4 or 7

Terrain Forest track

Nearest Town Ballykelly

Route Shape Circular

Grid Reference C614219

Route Type Forest

From the car park a number of looped routes are possible on the southern section of the forest. The forest on the northern side of the road provides a short linear trail.

These walks are situated in a working forest environment and may be subject to diversion and closure from time to time.

Up to date information is available on the Forest Service web site.

Oldest state forest in NI, known as Camman Wood

On the south side of the A2 1 mile west of Ballykelly.

Translink – journeyplanner.translink.co.uk

Refreshments & toilets in Ballykelly

Grade 4

  • The path may not be hard and firm in all weathers with loose stones (not bigger than 10cm) with occasional tree roots and pot holes and will be at least 80cm wide for its entire length.
  • The path gradients and cross slopes will be greater than 6 degrees
  • Obstacles such as steps or stiles are to be expected and surface breaks may be larger 75mm in width.
  • There will be a clear head height of greater than 2.10m for the entire length of the route.
  • Passing places and rest areas may not be formalised or provided.