Cookstown Forest

This forest totals 210 hectares and comprises several forest blocks around Cookstown.


The public are welcome to visit this area on foot.

There is a waymarked walking trail in Drumcairne Forest. Walkers can use the forest roads in other blocks.

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

Cookstown forest consists of the following forest blocks; Drumcairne, Drumconvis, Lissan, Birchwood and Springhill on the outskirts of Moneymore. These are generally lowland forests and have a variety of conifer and broadleaved species.

Birchwood is a regenerating native woodland following removal of the conifers in 2002.

How to get there

Drumcairne can be accessed from the B160 Stewartstown to Coagh Road leading on to the Castlefarm and Ballygrittle Road.

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