Castlewellan Forest Park - horse trekking trail closed
Essential tree harvesting works are currently being carried out at Castlewellan Forest Park, clearing areas affected by previous storms. For safety reasons, the horse trekking trail has been closed and we anticipate that harvesting operations will continue until the end of the summer. An alternative horse trekking trail is available at Tollymore Forest Park.
Since 2013 there has been a major increase in the use of Castlewellan Forest Park for walking and cycling activities following new trail developments in partnership with Newry Mourne & Down District Council. As the harvesting operation progresses we intend to liaise with the Council on the most appropriate range of activities to be provided at Castlewellan Forest Park.
There are currently no planned events.
Forest recreation charges
On event days, some charges apply to particular forests. There are also charges for the use of additional facilities in some forests - these apply to vehicles, people and to some activities and organised events. The link below has details of concessions for charities and community groups, caravanning and camping.
Report wildlife sightings online
In Northern Ireland, the Centre for Environmental Data and Recording (CEDaR) collates wildlife records for both native and non-native species.
You can record your sightings on its website either as a single record event or you can register with them and submit details through a free online account.