Drum Manor Forest Park

Drum Manor Forest Park near Cookstown in Northern Ireland is open to the public every day. Outdoor activities include camping and touring, walking trails, gardens and a play park. There's also a large car park with toilets.

 

Camping and touring online booking

If you’d like to camp in a tent at Drum Manor Forest Park or stay there in a caravan, motorhome, campervan, folding caravan or trailer tent – you can book online or check availability and costs via the link below:

Activities

This site offers extensive facilities for camping and touring enthusiasts. There are also a range of way-marked trails offering visitors scenic walks around the forest and wildfowl lake.  These trails all start and finish at the large day visitor car park, located a short walk from the camping and touring site. 

A medium-sized children’s play area (suitable for up to 14 years) is open daily beside the forest car park, where you'll also find the toilets.

For keen cyclists, Drum Manor Forest Park is located within about 20 minutes travel time by car from Davagh Forest which has a variety of purpose built mountain bike trails.

The old manor ruins are used as a location for wedding photography.

There's a youth camp site available to organised youth groups. You must pre-book if you wish to use these facilities. Contact the Enniskillen Forest Office.

The forest park is open every day and entry charges apply:

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. 

Camping and touring vehicles

Drum Manor Forest Park camping and touring site is open from Friday 15 March, until Thursday 31 October 2019.  Camping and touring charges can be found on the following page:

All pitches are tarmac surfaced with electric hookup points and a nearby grassed area suitable for tents or awnings.  There are separate male and female showers, washing and toilet facilities together with a fresh water supply.  A chemical toilet disposal point is close by. 

Vehicle access into the site is through a locked barrier and pre-booked customers will have been given a PIN code to access the site during their stay.  Drum Manor does not have a full time staff presence and anyone arriving without pre-booking will be unable to access the site. 

There are no shops or commercial outlets at Drum Manor Forest Park however the town of Cookstown is about five kilometers away where two large supermarkets with petrol retail outlets are open daily.  There are several food and retail shops trading in the town, plus cafés, restaurants, a leisure center with swimming pool, banks and a post office. 

Touring caravans (Touring in the Trees)

Touring in the Trees permit holders may use the basic caravanning facilities.

About this forest

Drum Manor was acquired from Mr Archibald Close by the Forest Service in 1964 and opened to the public as a forest park in 1970. Its closeness to Cookstown and central location in Northern Ireland makes it an attractive venue for local visitors and tourists.

How to get there

This forest is situated off the A505 Cookstown to Omagh Road, about three miles from Cookstown.

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