Gosford Forest Park, Castle Trail

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.

 

County

Armagh

Distance

1.8 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 Gosford Castle

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Other Area

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.

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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