There are no facilities for recreational activities provided here but the public are welcome to visit this forest on foot.
Donard Forest was planted in 1927 and consists of scots and corsican pine, with herbaceous plants and woody shrubs hidden below the tree canopy. This area is the habitat for the Holly Blue butterfly and a wide range of bird species.
The Glen River Bridge provides a picturesque viewpoint for the many cascades and waterfalls. Nearby are some ornamental trees including monkey puzzle and giant red wood.
Car parking available at Donard Park. The forest can be accessed from here.
Open all year round
From Donard car park at the south end of Newcastle proceed on foot to the forest
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|This site is funded