Gosford Forest Park, Deer Park Trail

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A short, flat route through open parkland providing views of Gosford’s red deer herd before returning through the woodland.

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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Gosford Forest Park, Deer Park Trail

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County Armagh

Distance 1.2 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 beside the mountain bike trailhead arch, this trail leads past the Red Deer enclosure returning to the car park through oak and Norway spruce plantations.

Point of Interest

Gosford’s Red Deer Herd

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