Gosford Forest Park, Castle Trail

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Offering views of Gosford Castle, this moderate route leads through the Arboretum and the woodland before looping back to the car park.

Gosford Forest Park offers just over 12km (8 miles) of waymarked walking routes exploring the key sites of interest around the park including the Arboretum, Deer Park, Castle and woodland.

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County Armagh

Distance 1.8 miles

OS Map 28

Terrain Woodland track

Nearest Town Markethill

Route Shape Circular

Grid Reference H 96424 40638

Route Type Woodland

Route Description

The route is clearly signed from the car park and around the trail. Starting and finishing at the walk trailhead arch, this trail takes in the Arboretum and southern end of the Walled Garden before reaching the boundary of the privately owned Gosford Castle. From here, the trail returns on shared forest road.

Point of Interest

Gosford’s Red Deer Herd and Gosford Castle

Getting to the start

From Armagh, follow the A28 Newry Road to Markethill. The entrance to the forest is signposted along this road.

Public transport

Translink – journeyplanner.translink.co.uk

Dog Policy

Dogs are allowed but must be kept on a lead.


Caravan Site, Car park and toilets