Binevenagh Forest

Binevenagh Forest

Binevenagh is renowned for its impressive cliffs that provide a perfect alpine cliff ledge for many rare plants and mosses.

It is home also to a standing stone that has become known as the Finn MacCool's Finger Stone, relating to the famous giant reputed to have lived in the area many years ago.



Opening Hours

Open daily



Admission free


Parking free

Getting There

Accessed from Leighry Road bewteen Bishop's Road and Duncrun Road, just off the Causeway Coastal Route. Park on Leighrey Road or alternatively follow signs to the summit of Binevenagh

Walk Trails

Circular, 3 miles

Binevenagh. Steep ascent through forest.

Circular, 3.1 miles

Avish to Eagles Hill. Cliff top walk on the North Coast.

Circular, 2.2 miles

Gortmore to Hell's Hole. Cliff top walk in the Binevenagh AONB.

Cycling Routes

Linear, 3 miles

Ballycarton Wood/Binevenagh trail. Great forest ride in shadow of Binevenagh.


Robert elliott 7 June, 2015 @ 15:18

The forest is being totally ruined by scrambler bikes!

Can they please be stopped before more damage is done especially

on the down path through the forest from the cliffs.

Once water starts flowing down the slope there will massive erosion!

I would appreciate feedback.

Thank you

Robert Elliott.

OutdoorNI 9 June, 2015 @ 13:27

Many thanks for your feedback. We are a promotional body for the outdoor spaces and do not manage or maintain them however I have passed on your feedback to Forest Service who are responsible for the site.

Paula 3 October, 2015 @ 21:07

Totally agree with Robert's comments above.

Where is the standing stone you refer to located exactly?

OutdoorNI 7 October, 2015 @ 10:26

Many thanks for your comment. Please see downloadable map available on the right hand side of this page under the image gallery which shows the location of the standing stone (grid reference is C6918031460) located at the bottom of the cliff face.


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Image Gallery

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Binevenagh Standing Stone (003).pdf

PDF Document (1.4 MB)

Location of Binevenagh Standing Stone

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