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.
Point of interest:Wild herd of fallow deer, mature trees, wildlife
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
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.