Bunkers Hill

Bunkers Hill

Bunkers Hill is a small, recently felled forest at the edge of Castlewellan Town featuring a short circular trail suitable for walking and family cycling with glorious views of Dundrum Bay, Slieve Croob and the Mourne Mountains.

The trail is complemented by a Natural Play Trail for children aged between 4 and 11 years. The Play Trail is made almost entirely out of natural materials.  It includes basket swings, a lookout tower, amphitheatre, story teller's chair and seats as well as a bespoke climbing wall that the kids are sure to love!

The walking and family cycling trail starts and finishes at the Play Trail and is fully signposted.

To help make the most of the stunning views the trail also incorporates 3 panoramic viewpoints where seating is provided for your comfort so you can stop and soak up the views.  


Family and Children
Natural play trail

Opening Hours




No charge

Getting There

Please note: there is no car parking onsite - on street parking in Castlewellan only.

From the Main Street in Castlewellan town centre, drive onto Upper Square which borders a car park (there are public toilets available here). From Upper Square turn left or right (depending on the direction of travel) onto Circular Road - Castlewellan Community Centre is signposted from here. Travelling in a straight direction the road becomes 'Bunkers Hill'. On the left there is an Irish-speaking school called Bunscoil Bheanna Boirche. The entrance to Bunkers Hill is directly after this on the left.

Walk Trails

Circular, 1.2 miles

Bunkers Hill Walk & Play Trail. A walking and family cycling trail with commanding views.

Cycling Routes

Circular, 1.2 miles

Bunkers Hill Cycle & Play Trail. A family cycling trail with commanding views over Castlewellan and beyond..


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Bunkers Hill,
BT31 9EB

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