Kilbroney Forest Park & Rostrevor Forest

Kilbroney Forest Park & Rostrevor Forest

At Kilbroney Forest Park and Rostrevor Forest, mountain, stream, sea-lough and valley conjure up a scenic wonderland.

The park offers a wide range of facilities and services, which include tennis courts, childrens play area, playing fields, an arboretum, barbeque and picnic areas and cafe and a well serviced caravan and camping site.

A scenic drive is open daily to provide access to the top level car park.

There are three waymarked trails, which vary in length from two kilometres to seven kilometres, and take the visitor to various areas within the forest to enjoy the many magnificent views and beauty of the woodlands.

Visit The Cloghmore Stone, a 40 tonne granite boulder which was deposited here at the end of the last ice age, some 10,000 years ago. It is a well known landmark in the locality. The views over Carlingford from this point are spectacular.

Fiddler’s Green is a small clearing at the southern edge of the Oakwood. It was once a focal point for local entertainment. The Rostrevor annual festivities of traditional music derives it’s title of Fiddler’s Green Festival from this site.

There may be restrictions on access to parts of the forest from time to time to facilitate forest operations. Please adhere to safety signage which will be posted for your safety.

Facilities

Café
Parking
Camping
Toilets
Accessibility

Opening Hours

Nov to Mar 9am - 5pm

April 9am - 7pm

May 9am - 9pm

June to Sep 9am - 10pm

Oct 9am - 7pm

Charges

Access: 

Access Free

Parking: 

Free parking

Walk Trails

Linear, 0.4 (One Way) miles

Rostrevor - Cloughmore Stone. Walks though a woodland with steep climbs and hills in places.

Linear, 0.5 (One Way) miles

Fairy Glen - linear walk. A walk from Rostrevor along the riverside.

Circular, 6 miles

Fairy Glen - circular walk. A circular walk from Rostrevor along the riverside.

Mountain Bike Trails

Cycling Routes

Circular, 17 miles

Rostrevor Cycle Route. A long cycle with some steep sections.

Other Activities

Orienteering
Download an ecotrail pack at www.ecotrailsni.com

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Contact

+44 (0)28 4173 8134

Location

Shore Road
Rostrevor
Co Down
BT34 3AA

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Big Lottery Fund Ulster Garden Villages
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