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, you should apply in the first instance to the Recreation Manager, Forest Service NI at Inishkeen House.
Such activities may include sporting events or educational visits.
There may be restrictions on access to parts of our forests from time to time to facilitate forest operations. Please adhere to safety signage which will be posted for your safety.
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 approximately seven miles from Draperstown. There is a small car park with parking for approximately 20 cars.