Muckamore Forest, including Rea's Wood, Antrim town
This small woodland is on the north eastern shoreline of Lough Neagh, between Antrim Marina and the site of the former Deer Park Hotel.
There may be restricted access to parts of the forest during forestry work so pay attention to safety advice on forest signs.
About this forest
Rea’s Wood is within the Lough Neagh Special Protection Area. It is an area of alder and willow scrub within the forest. It is also a Special Area of Conservation in recognition of its high biodiversity value as a primary wet woodland habitat.
The lakeshore trees and shrub layer afford ample opportunities for nesting water birds. During spring through to early summer, many varieties of birds breed and raise their young here.
How to get there
Travelling from Belfast to Antrim town on the A6, the road leading to the Antrim Marina is clearly signposted on the left, just beside the Antrim Forum sports complex.