2018 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.
In general, pedestrians will not be charged for access to forests, unless there are valid 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'.
These permits run by calendar year (1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018).
|Permit / activity||Full rate||Concession for age 60 years and over|
|Car permit (annual)||£50.00||£25.00|
|Minibus permit (annual)||£90.00||£45.00|
|Motorcycle permit (annual)||£24.00||£12.00|
|Duplicate permit to replace a lost or damaged permit||£10|
|Touring in the Trees (annual)||£180.00||There is no concession for Touring in the Trees|
The fee is normally set to recover the cost of the service provided. Contact your local forest office to discuss:
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.
Group visits using the discounted price must be pre-booked at least 24 hours before arrival or pay in full when you arrive at the forest.
Caravanning and camping charges
Low season charges for Tollymore Forest Park apply from 1 October 2018 until 31 December 2018. Castlewellan and Gosford will be closed for the winter from 1 November 2018.
|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|
|Drum Manor||Site closed until 15 March 2019||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Glenariff||Site closed until 15 March 2019||N/A||N/A||N/A|
On main stay camping sites, where more than four adults share one tent, a further 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 below:
- Forest Service - Tollymore Forest Park
- Forest Service - Castlewellan Forest Park
- Forest Service - Gosford Forest Park
- for Drum Manor Forest Park contact Forest Service - Enniskillen Forest Office
- for Glenariff Forest Park contact Forest Service - Garvagh Forest Office
Basic camping sites for organised youth groups
The following charges apply for groups using youth sites: £3.00 per person.
A non-refundable deposit of £20.00 is needed per group booking.
Find out more about camping and caravanning in forests in Northern Ireland.
Permits for vehicles and activities
You can download forms to apply for permits and activities:
Find out how Forest Service will use and protect your personal information that you provide: