Gosford Forest Park, Arboretum Trail

Taking walkers deep in to the heart of the forest, this route initially follows the perimeter of the park before returning alongside the Deer 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.

 

County

Armagh

Distance

3.4 miles

OS Map

Sheet 28

Nearest Town

Markethill

Route Shape

Circular

Route Type

Woodland

Terrain

Woodland Track

Grid Reference (Start)

H96424

Grid Reference (End)

H96424

Point of Interest

Gosford’s Red Deer Herd and Drumlack River

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Other Area

Route Description

The route is clearly signed from the car park and around the trail. Starting at the walk trailhead arch, the trail follows shared forest road, over the Drumlack River and in to mixed woodland. From here, the trail continues around the perimeter of the park. After the second river crossing point, the trail returns to the car park through oak and Norway spruce plantations alongside the Red Deer enclosure and events field.

Getting to the Start (by Public Transport)

Translink – journeyplanner.translink.co.uk

Getting to the Start (by Car)

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

Dogs

Dogs are allowed. Dogs are allowed but must be kept on a lead.

Facilities

Caravan Site, Car park and toilets

Walk Location
Map of Northern Ireland
 
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