Glenshane Forest

This is a 1,000 hectare mainly coniferous forest with a large area of heather moorland which lies along the Glenshane Pass on the main road between Belfast and Londonderry.


There are no waymarked walking trails in this forest.

Organised motor rallying events are permitted in these forests provided clubs meet the licensing requirements.

To arrange a special event or activity in this forest, such as sporting events or educational visits, contact the recreation manager at Enniskillen Forest Office.

There may be restrictions on access to parts of the forest from time to time due to forest operations so pay attention to safety signage. 

About this forest

The River Roe, which flows through Limavady into Lough Foyle, rises in Glenshane Forest.

How to get there

This forest is off the A6 Belfast to Londonderry road. It is about eight miles from the Castledawson roundabout. Parking is at the lay-by beside the forest on the A6.

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