Mourne Forest

Mourne Forest is a mainly coniferous woodland near Kilkeel.

Tree disease

There is an outbreak of the tree disease Phytophthora lateralis (P. lateralis) in Mourne Forest.  Visitors should pay attention to signage providing information on biosecurity measures needed to help prevent the spread of this disease. For more information, see the following page:


There are no facilities for recreational activities. The public are welcome to visit this forest at Crocknafeola Wood. Crocknafoeola Wood is accessible on foot. There is a small car park for visitors.

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

Occasionally there may be restricted access to parts of the forest during work or other forest operations so pay attention to safety signage.

How to get there

Crocknafeola Wood is located on the B27 Hilltown Road, about five miles north of Kilkeel.

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