Tollymore Forest Park - Arboretum Path

Walking Route

Follow the blue waymarker arrows along this trail, passing along the lower edge of the arboretum. The trail gently descends through a stand of semi-mature broad leaved trees before entering the forest plots area.

Distance:

0.4 miles

Start Point:

J343325

Finish Point:

J343325

Point of interest:

Wild herd of fallow deer, mature trees, wildlife

Nearest town:

Newcastle

OS map:

Sheet 29

Terrain:

Firm surfaces, loose material

Route:

Follow the blue waymarker arrows from the car park.

Tollymore arboretum is one of the oldest known arboreta in Ireland. Planting began in 1752 as a Georgian landscape feature and this path meanders past various species of tree from around the world including the remnants of a lightning struck Giant Redwood and a thickly barked cork tree.

Trail Features -

No steps or gullies, Slight gradient (1:12 max).

Edges generally defined, No overhanging branches.

Firm surface with some loose material.

Rest areas generally every 300m.

Way-finding markers every 300m.

Distance 'To Go' markers every 300m.

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.

Facilities:

Car park (fee charged), toilets (disabled access), picnic areas, electronic 'In-Touch' information kiosk, camping and caravaning, way-marked/ nature trails, guided tours available

Accessible toilet facilities:

Yes

Accessible terrain:

Off road paths - see route description

Publication:

None

Getting to the start by public transport:

Signposted from Newcastle. Take the road to Bryansford and the entrance to Tollymore Forest Park is on the left.

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Newcastle Visitor Information Centre
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