Gosford Forest Park, Arboretum Trail

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This easy loop guides visitors along the riverside and through Gosford’s impressive Arboretum, taking in Dean Swift’s Chair along the way.

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, Arboretum Trail

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County Armagh

Distance 1.1 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 at the walk trailhead arch, the trail takes in the Arboretum and the southern end of the Walled garden before returning to the car park.

Point of Interest

Arboretum and walled garden. A children’s play area can be found beside the visitor car park and is open each day when the main forest park is open.

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