Cam Forest

This forest consists mainly of conifer species such as sitka and Norway spruce, larch and lodgepole pine set on the mountainside overlooking the Roe Valley.


Recreation in Cam is suitable for those wanting good access through largely unspoilt forests. The Ulster Way takes advantage of the forest roads in Cam, and meanders through the forest for about four miles.

There is a small horse riding trail with two main loops, one is just over two miles and the other almost three miles, which together gives Forest Service Permit Holders roughly five miles of horse trails off public roads.

Forest Service

There may be restrictions on access to parts of the forest from time to time due to forest operations so pay attention to safety signage. 

About this forest

Cam Forest covers about 1,300 hectares five and a half miles east of Limavady, straddling the North Sperrins ridge.

The forest contains diverse wildlife from badgers and red squirrels to kestrels and buzzards. The forest has provided over 150,000 tonnes of timber for the wood industry in recent years.

The forest is open every day from 8.00 am until sunset

How to get there

The entrance is off the B66 Limavady (Ringsend Road), which is halfway between Limavady and the main Coleraine to Garvagh road.

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