As the black trail enters the mainly coniferous plantation, the remnants of the Moorish Tower can be viewed. There are openings in the forest with impressive vistas of the farmland on and around Slievenaboley, Legananny Mountains and Slieve Croob.
Point of interest:Views of mountains, castle, lake and gardens
OS map:Sheet 29
Terrain:Good paths, sometimes steep
Route:This trail is well marked from the car park and along the route. Follow the black markers (initially also marked with blue markers).
Steps, gullies, fences, streams. boulders
Generally undefined edges
All types of terrain
Some rest areas at regular intervals
Way-finding markers at trails junctions
Distance 'To Go' markers at trail junctions
This walk is 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.
Facilities:Car park (fee)
Toilets (disabled access)
Camping & caravaning
The Peacemaze - guided tours available
Accessible toilet facilities:Yes
Accessible terrain:Level paths, steep in places, last section to hill summit narrow and rocky in places
Publication:Leaflets on Tollymore & Castlewellan Forest Parks are available
Publication availability:Available for download or from Park Offices
Getting to the start by public transport:From Castlewellan the forest is signposted from Main Street.