Cam Forest

Cam Forest

Cam Forest covers a total of just over 1,300 hectares about five and a half miles east of Limavady, straddling the North Sperrins ridge.  It can be explored via informal (non waymarked) walking and cycling trails.

The Forest contains a multitude of wildlife from badgers and red squirrels to kestrels and buzzards.

There is also small horse riding trail consisting of two main loops, one being just over 3 kilometres and the other almost 5 kilometres, which combined gives Forest Service Permit Holders roughly 8 kilometres of off road trails.




Opening Hours

Open daily from 8am until sunset



Free admission


Free parking

Getting There

The entrance is off the B66 Limavady (Ringsend Road), which is halfway between Limavady and the main Coleraine – Garvagh A29 road.

Other Activities

Horse Riding
Forest road with ride lengths up to 35km in length. There is an area for parking off the main road, which can facilitate 3-4 trailers approx. The trail is accessed via a horse gate, kept locked and keys are held by permit holders only. The cost of a daily permit is £7.00 and an annual permit is £70. There is no longer a designated horse trail however the Forest provides 35 km of open path, and permit holders are free to ride in most parts of the Eastern Half of the forest. There will be signs erected informing horse riders where not to pass beyond a particular point. The speed limit of 20mph for other users in the Forest has been re-emphasised and other users will be expected to give horses priority in this Eastern Section.


Shay Donnelly 3 October, 2013 @ 14:06

Is there a map of the cam 'forest trails' I can use to map out distances for walking and running. I know the trails mostly loop back onto each other, but don't know the whole site.


Shay Donnelly

Local Outdoors 3 October, 2013 @ 17:06

Hi Shay,

Thank you for your enquiry. We do not have any maps ourselves of Cam Forest, it is managed by the Northern Ireland Forest Service. I would suggest contacting the Garvagh Forest Office on 028 2955 6000 and hopefully someone will be able to help with your enquiry.

All the best,

Local Outdoors


+44 (0) 28 7034 0848


Ringsend Road (B66)

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