Slieveanorra Forest

An extensive area of conifer forest, located between the Newton Crommelin to Armoy and the Newton Crommelin to Cushendun roads.


There are no public access or car parking facilities at this forest. Visitors can access the forest roads on foot.

To arrange a special event or activity in this forest, such as sports events, camping and caravanning events or educational visits, contact the recreation manager at Garvagh Forest Office.

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

Panoramic views from the summit of Orra Mountain are the reward on a clear day for those climbing that far. From the peak it is possible to see the Inner Hebrides off the Scottish coast, all the way to the Mourne Mountains in south Down.

Take care not to obstruct any gateways or other entrances as these may be required for access by timber lorries or other forestry traffic.

How to get there

Travelling north on the A2 coastal route from Cushendall town, take the Glenaan Road (second turning on the left, about one to two miles out of Cushendall). Follow this road for about four miles. The edge of the forest is reached at a small crossroads.

The road leading straight on climbs steadily uphill and along this route the summit of Orra Mountain (or Orra Head) is visible on the left.

Visitors should take note that the public roads around and through the forest blocks are minor and of poor quality, with limited opportunities for parking.

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