Parkanaur Forest – River Walk (Black)
Four miles west of Dungannon, this forest was formerly part of the Burgess Estate. The woodland is made up of mixed conifer and broadleaved trees. There is also an enclosed herd of white fallow deer and a wildlife pond.
Distance 0.8 miles
OS Map Sheet 19
Terrain Easy walking on forest tracks
Nearest Town Dungannon
Route Shape Circular
Grid Reference H740616
Route Type Woodland
This short walk is waymarked from the main car park.
The River Trail crosses the stone bridge and follows the Torrent River downstream. At times of flood this is an excellent stretch of water to view dippers, kingfishers and wagtails. On the left there is a stand of conifer grown especially for its timber. On the way back the trail follows the exit road from the car park but on the bank side to the left there is the Maple Grove. This area was developed by the Soroptimists International in 1985 and contains 16 different varieties of maple.
These walks are situated in a working forest environment and may be subject to diversion and closure from time to time.
Up to date information is available on the Forest Service web site – link below
Signposted from the A4 Dungannon to Ballygawley Rd.
Translink – journeyplanner.translink.co.uk
Lots of car parking, waymarked trails, orienteering course, ecotrail, guided tours available on request, toilets with disabled access, picnic tables