All of Portglenone Forest is classified as an ‘Ancient Woodland’. Forest Service NI has provided visitor facilities in the forest that includes picnic tables, toilets with wheelchair access, and a number of waymarked Trails leading down to the Bann River. The ground flora contains extensive colonies of Ancient Woodland indicator species which take centuries of woodland cover to establish.

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  • A very nice walk in a very nice forest. It would be nice if the route markers were replaced

    Raymond Kidd at 1:52 pm
  • County Antrim

    Distance 1.3 miles

    OS Map Sheet 8

    Terrain Easy walking on forest tracks

    Nearest Town Portglenone

    Route Shape Linear

    Grid Reference C98625 02643

    Route Type Woodland

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

    Please note that there is a fee to access the forest – £4 per car

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

    All of Portglenone Forest is classified as an ‘Ancient Woodland’

    Main recreation area is accessed just outside Portglenone on the A42 Ahoghill Road.

    Translink – journeyplanner.translink.co.uk

    Car parking
    Way-marked/ nature trails
    Picnic areas
    Toilets (disabled access)