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.


0.4 miles

Start Point:


Finish Point:


Point of interest:

Wild herd of fallow deer, mature trees, wildlife

Nearest town:


OS map:

Sheet 29


Firm surfaces, loose material


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.


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:


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.

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Newcastle Visitor Information Centre
  • Free (parking charges may apply)
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