Knockmany Forest - tree disease
There is an outbreak of the Japanese larch tree disease (P. ramorum) in Knockmany Forest, Augher, County Tyrone.
The lower car park will be closed for a short period between 10 - 24 February while 170 infected trees, located nearby, are felled.
The forest remains open to the public at present. To prevent the spread of the tree disease, visitors must observe all health and safety signs and forest signage with biosecurity advice.
More information on closures will be posted when the details are confirmed. Information about closures will also be shown at forest entrances.
For further information on preventing the spread of tree disease, see the following nidirect page:
There is a car park and waymarked trail in Knockmany. Visitors can access the Northern Ireland Environment Agency managed Knockmany Passage Tomb (Anya’s Tomb).
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. Please pay attention to safety signage.
About this forest
The woodlands are conifer and broadleaved stands. The forest blocks are: Knockmany main block, Lumfords Glen, Weldens, Killyfaddy, The Shank, Eskerna Brogue, Tullycorker, Birney’s Hill, Glenageeragh, Longridge, Burtons, Tycanny, Errigal and Garvaghy.
How to get there
Access to the forest car park is via the B83 Knockmany Road, about four miles from Augher.