Ballykelly Forest

Bought in 1910, Ballykelly Forest was the first state forest in Northern Ireland. Four and a half hectares of douglas fir were planted in 1912.


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

To arrange a special event or activity in this forest, such as sporting events or educational visits, contact the recreation manager at Garvagh Forest Office.

Occasionally there may be restricted access to due to forest works so pay attention to safety signage.

About this forest

The forest is west of Ballykelly.

How to get there

Driving from Ballykelly (Walworth) to Derry/Londonderry, the forest car park is on the right about half a mile from the village.

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