Ballymoyer Forest

Ballymoyer Forest

Ballymoyer, a mixed woodland, has all the atmosphere of a fairy glen with deep mossy ferned banks clothed in blankets of primrose, celandines, bluebells and foxgloves in Spring and early Summer.

The forest was once the demesne of the Synnott family, a wealthy family of linen merchants this wooded glen was one of the first properties to be donated to the National Trust. The Castle no longer stands but the wood offers pleasant meandering woodland trails through this pretty glen. The forest is approximately one mile from the village of Whitecross.


A car park is located at the entrance to the forest.

Opening Hours

The forest is accessible all year round.



No charge.


No charge.

Getting There

From Newry, follow the A25 towards Bessbrook before turning right onto the B133, Millvale Road and travelling for three miles. At Ewart's Cross Roads turn left onto Kingsmill Road and then follow the road through the village of Whitecross.

Walk Trails

Circular, 2 miles

Ballymoyer Woodland. Lowland woodland paths.


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