Hillsborough Forest

This is a mixed coniferous and broadleaved forest planted within the walls of the large park, once part of Hillsborough Demesne. The tree fringed lake attracts a wide variety of wildfowl.

Bird life is rich and varied and larger mammals, including foxes and badgers, may also be seen. There are two waymarked trails leading around the lake and Fox Fort rath. Fishing, by permit only, is available from DCAL. 

 

Facilities

Parking

Opening Hours

Open from Dawn till dusk every day, except the first Sunday in January. 

Charges

Access: 

No charge

Parking: 

No charge

Getting There

From Hillsborough follow Main Street to Dromore Road. The entrance to the forest is signposted left (Park Street).

Walk Trails

Circular, 0.5, 1.5 miles

Hillsborough Forest - Lake Walk. Walks through mixed conifer forest and large lake.

Circular, 1.6 miles

Hillsborough Castle Boundary Trail. Enjoyable walk through the historic Hillsborough Castle Gardens.

Cycling Routes

Circular, 20 miles

Lisburn's City Cycle Route. Relatively flat ride through the Lagan Valley.

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Contact

+442843772240

Location

Park Street
Hillsborough
BT26 6AL

This site is funded
courtesy of
Big Lottery Fund Ulster Garden Villages
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