The Fews Forest

The Fews Forest near Armagh is a large conifer plantation of over 1,000 hectares. Find out what you can do there and how to get there.


Way-marked trails and visitor car parking facilities are provided at Darkley Wood and these are managed by 'Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council'.  For further information contact the Gosford Forest Park Manager:

Visitors are welcome to explore other parts of The Fews Forest on foot. No other facilities are provided. 

At times there may be restricted access to parts of the forest during work or other forest operations so pay attention to safety signage.

How to get there

From Armagh, follow the A29 Newtownhamilton road to Keady. Turn left in the town centre and continue to follow the A29 for about half a mile to a small roundabout.  Take the second exit at the roundabout and follow the road to Darkley Village. The forest car park is accessed off Mountain Lodge road, a short distance before Mountain Lodge church.

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