2017 daily forest charges
Charges should be paid on entry to forests. Chip and pin payment facilities are available at some forest parks and main forest offices.
NB. Florence Court is subject to the charging policy of the National Trust.
In general, pedestrians will not be charged for access to forests, unless there are compelling reasons to do so.
If charges apply, it will be £2.00 per adult and £1.00 per child.
Charges for particular activities in forests, including annual permits for cars, minibuses and 'Touring in the Trees'.
From 1 January 2017 annual permits will run by calendar year, that is expire 31 December 2017. Customers in possession of a permit bought in 2016 that has an expiry date in 2017 and who wish to renew for the remainder of 2017 will pay an adjusted amount dependent on the number of months remaining in the year.
|Permit / activity||Full rate (May)||Concession for over 60s|
|Car permit (annual)||£33.00||£17.00|
|Minibus permit (annual)||£60.00||£30.00|
|Motorcycle permit (annual)||£16.00||£8.00|
|Touring in the Trees (annual)||£180.00||-|
The fee is normally set to recover the cost of the service provided. Contact your local forest office to discuss requirements.
Concessions for charities and community groups
|Number of visits||Charge|
|One to two visits*||Nil|
|More than two visits||50% of the normal charge|
*Where the cost to Forest Service is less than £50.00 per occasion and the activity is consistent with the management of the forest.
Caravanning and camping charges:
High season (Good Friday to 30 September)
|Forest||Individual units per pitch per night with electricity||Individual units per pitch per night without electricity||Caravan club events per pitch per night with electricity||Caravan club events per pitch per night without electricity|
Facilities are open in low season only when there is enough demand. The following charges will apply:
|Forest||Individual units per pitch per night with electricity||
Individual units per pitch per night without electricity
|Caravan club events per pitch per night with electricity||Caravan club events per pitch per night without electricity|
On main stay camping sites, where more than four adults share one tent, an additional charge of £3.00 per person will apply.
There are no facilities for tents at the Glenariff Forest Park caravan site.
Bookings for caravan and camping sites must be arranged and paid for beforehand by contacting the relevant Forest Office.
Basic camping sites for organised youth groups
The following charges apply for groups using youth sites:
|Number of people||Rate|
One to 16 people
|£3.00 per person|
|17 people or more||£2.50 per person|
A non-refundable deposit of £20.00 is required per group booking.
Permits for vehicles and activities
You can download forms to apply for permits and activities: Permits for vehicles and activities in forests