Learmount Forest

Learmount Forest covers 118 hectares of the foothills at the northern face of the Sperrin Mountains. Bought by the Forest Service at the end of the Second World War, it has over 15 different tree species planted, with some over 100 years old.

Activities

Roads and paths offer two and a half miles of trails that rise 656 feet from the banks of the River Faughan to the slopes of Meeny Hill. Cycling is restricted to a designated route.

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. Pay attention to safety signage. 

About this forest

This is due to the planting of selected trees by Henry Barre de la Poer Beresford, a Plantation landlord from Staffordshire.

The imposing castle was built in 1830 as an extension of an older building erected by a Captain Montgomery around 1710. The castle was used by Ashleigh House Girls' School (Belfast) during the war, and then by the Youth Hostel Association until it was bought by the present owner.

How to get there

Take the B74 Claudy to Feeny road for about three miles. Turn right onto the Clagan or Altinure Road heading for the village of Park. The forest is on the Learmount Road on the outskirts of Park.

The car park is at the community centre in Park along the Learmount Road.

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