Slieve Gullion Forest Park

This forest is a mostly conifer woodland, located on the side of a steeply rising mountain within the Ring of Gullion Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Find out what you can do there.



Recreation facilities are provided in the main area of the forest park including a car park, café, public toilets and a grassed area with picnic tables and bench seats. All these facilities are managed by 'Newry, Mourne and Down District Council'.

There are also walking trails and a tarmac scenic drive. In winter it's sometimes necessary for the drive to be closed due to snow and ice. Find out more about the things you can do at Ring of Guillion.

Pay attention to safety signage that is erected during forestry work operations.

To arrange a special event or activity, such as sporting events or educational visits, contact Ring of Guillion.

How to get there

Travelling from Newry, turn off the A1 Newry by-pass and follow the B113 Forkhill Road. Travelling towards Forkhill, the forest is clearly visible on the hillside overlooking the main road.

Just over a mile past Meigh Crossroads, the tarmac entrance drive to the forest park is signposted to the right hand side on a left bend in the road.

Tree disease

Tree felling has been carried out at Slieve Gullion Forest to help control the spread of P.ramorum. Some work is still to be finished and this may occasionally impact upon public access - signs giving advance warning will be placed at key access points. 

Visitors are asked to pay attention to information signs on bio-security measures needed to help prevent the spread of tree disease

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