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Goles Forest

Goles Forest is a 420 hectare forest that lies to the west of Draperstown.


There are no facilities for recreation activities provided. The public are welcome to visit this forest on foot.

There are no waymarked trails in this forest but walkers may use the small lay-by on the B47 to access circular forest road, which follows the boundary of the forest.

To arrange a special event or activity in this forest, contact the recreation manager at Inishkeen House.

Such activities may include sporting events or educational visits.

Occasionally there may be restricted access to parts of the forest to allow for forest operations. Please adhere to safety advice on forest signs.

About this forest

The forest area has various conifer species but is mainly sitka spruce due to the peaty upland soils. The Glenelly River meanders through the lower section of the forest.

How to get there

This forest is situated off the B47 Draperstown to Plumbridge road and is roughly seven miles from Draperstown. There is a small car park with parking for about 20 cars.

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