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Glenariff Forest Park

Glenariff, the Queen of the Glens, is one of the nine Antrim Glens. Glenariff Forest Park covers over 1000 hectares, with planted woodland, lakes, outdoor recreation spaces and conservation areas.

Waterfall trail

The Waterfall trail is open for visitors, however, vehicles to the Forest Park may be delayed on the main avenue because of tree felling and timber haulage. Timber harvesting work started on 8 February 2016 and is expected to last for up to 12 weeks. Forest Service apologises for any inconvenience this may cause.

Tree disease

There is currently an outbreak of the Japanese larch tree disease (P. ramorum) in Glenariff. Timber harvesting will be ongoing. During this work, there are some restrictions on public access to the forest park and forest paths, including closure of part of the Scenic Trail.

Visitors should observe health and safety signs and other signage providing information on biosecurity measures required to help prevent the spread of this disease.

For more information on preventing the spread of tree disease, go to:


Glenariff Forest Park caters for many outdoor activities including walking, caravanning and camping, and horse riding. Special events can be arranged by permit. Guided walks are also available on application.

Caravan and camp site

The caravan and camp site is currently closed.

Caravanning and camping charges

For details of the current charges for caravanning and camping at Glenariff please see our Forest recreation charges.


Sites cannot be pre-booked, but intending customers can check how many spaces are free at the last inspection by telephoning Garvagh Forest office: +44 28 2955 6000.

The office is open from 9:00 am to 4.00 pm, Monday to Friday, and is closed on public holidays.

Trails at Glenariff Forest Park

Glenariff Forest is home to many animals of conservation concern, most notably red squirrel, hen harrier and Irish hare. There are several walking trails through the forest which give spectacular views and glimpses of wildlife.

  • Viewpoint Trail (just over half a mile)
  • Waterfall Walks Trail (almost 2 miles)
  • Scenic Trail (partially closed due to tree felling works)
  • Rainbow Trail (500 yards)
  • Glenariff National Nature Reserve

Find out more about Gelnariff Forest Park by downloading the following leaflets.

How to get there

You can enter the forest from the A43 Glenariff Road.

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