Drumkeeragh Forest – Viewpoint Trail

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Drumkeeragh Forest offers 20km (12.4 miles) of waymarked trails exploring the forest with panoramic views of Slieve Croob, the Mourne Mountains and the rolling hills of the County Down countryside. Choose from three unique trails of varying length and grade.

Please note: These trails are multi-use for walkers, cyclists and horse-riders so please exercise appropriate caution and respect other trail users.

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County Down

Distance 4.3 miles

OS Map

Terrain Compact gravel paths

Nearest Town Dromara

Route Shape Circular

Grid Reference NW429014

Route Type Forest

Route Description

This walking trail takes in some of the best views that Drumkeeragh Forest has to offer. The circuit initially follows the perimeter of the woodland before taking you deep in to the heart of the forest. A steady ascent rewards you with panoramic views of the Mourne Mountains and Dundrum Bay before returning to the car park.

Note: this trail is not suitable for cyclists.

The viewpoint trail follows the purple waymarkers around the forest park.

Point of Interest

Panoramic views of Slieve Croob and the Mourne Mountains

Getting to the start

The car park is located on the Drumnaquoile Rd, BT25 2LB

Public transport

Translink Journey Planner – http://bit.ly/1Wwefae

Dog Policy

Dogs are allowed but must be kept in close contact at all times. Walkers should exercise caution and respect around other trail users including cyclists and horses. Please always clean up after your dog.

Facilities

Car park and picnic benches, Horse Box parking area

The following facilities are available for users with limited mobility:

– Car parking spaces

Accessibility Grade

Grade 5

  • There may not be a formalised path, and variable, single file trails are to be expected.
  • Gradients and cross slope could be expected to be steep and not limited.
  • Obstacles and surface breaks of greater than 75mm measured across the line of the path to be expected.
  • Overhanging branches are possible. Passing places and rest areas may not be formalised or provided.
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