Darkley Forest Offers an enchantingly unique walking experience through a small and peaceful coniferous woodland. Discover this unspoilt hidden gem using its two walking routes along with the rich historic landscape of Darkley Village including Tyllynawood Lake and the old Linen Mill.

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Darkley Forest – Mountain Lodge Trail



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  • County Armagh

    Distance 1.9 miles

    OS Map 19

    Terrain Compact gravel paths

    Nearest Town Darkley

    Route Shape Circular

    Grid Reference SA954919

    Route Type Forest

    Mountain Lodge Trail is one of two trails within Darkely Forest. This is an engergetic walk taking approximately 1hour 15 mins to complete.

    The trail follows the forest perimeter, leading walkers through a varied woodland overlooking the Callan River. Take a rest while enjoying the impressive viewpoints and enjoy the carpets of bluebells in springtime. A steady ascent leads back to the car park.

    Finding your way about:
    Follow the Mountain Lodge trail waymarker discs on the wooden posts located throughout the forest.

    Tullynawood Lake, Old Linen Mill, Moss & Fungi

    Dogs are allowed. Dogs must be kept on a lead

    Car park