Forest news and events

This page has information about tree diseases, forest closures and other news about public forests.

Latest news

Ballyboley Forest Touring in the Trees site

(Posted 22 July 2016)

Ballyboley Forest Touring in the Trees site, is closed for essential maintenance. The site will re-open again on Friday 29 July 2016.

Caravan site

(Posted 1 July 2016)

Glenariff Forest Park caravan site will be open from Friday 1 July 2016 until Sunday 4 September 2016.

Bookings for the site (maximum stay 14 nights) must be arranged and paid for in advance by contacting Forest Service at Garvagh Forest Office – 028 7034 0848 or 7034 0849  (booking hours Monday – Friday from 9.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. only)

The nightly rate is £20 per caravan inclusive of electricity.

Please note that accommodation is provided for caravans and camper vans only, there are no facilities for tents.

Squirrel pox at Tollymore Forest Park

(Posted on 25 March 2016)

Squirrel pox, a disease fatal to red squirrels, has been confirmed in Tollymore Forest Park.

More information at this link:


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.

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