Gortin Glen Forest Park

Gortin Glen Forest Park is six miles north of Omagh at the western gateway to the Sperrin mountains and offers a variety of recreation activities.



From March 2019 the forest car parks, scenic drive, trails and associated recreation facilities are the responsibility of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council.

Construction work has begun on new recreational facilities and some changes to access and parking will be necessary. Visitors to Gortin Glen Forest Park are asked to follow the health and safety instructions on signage and any other official information that's displayed.

To arrange a special event or activity in this forest, such as sporting events or educational visits, email: gortinglenforestpark@fermanaghomagh.com

How to get there

This forest is on the B48 road between Gortin and Omagh.

About this forest

This forest was originally planted only for timber production. Gortin Glen Forest Park opened to the public in 1967, covering 1,534 hectares and was the first forest park in Northern Ireland to be established in a coniferous plantation woodland.

There's an outbreak of the Japanese larch tree disease (P. ramorum) in the Lislap East area of Gortin Glen Forest. Visitors should follow all health and safety advice on signage and observe biosecurity measures to help prevent spreading tree disease.

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