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Gortin Forest Nature Trail

This educational trail provides interest for the whole family by taking in a range and variety of habitats. Information points along the way give a broad insight into the nature of Gortin Glen and the surrounding countryside.




1.25 miles

OS Map

Sheet 13

Nearest Town

Omagh / Gortin

Route Shape


Route Type

Forest, Hill


Forest tracks

Grid Reference (Start)


Grid Reference (End)


Point of Interest

See the range and variety of the flora and fauna

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty


Route Description

This walk is sign posted from the car park.

These walks are situated in a working forest environment and may be subject to diversion and closure from time to time.

Up to date information is available on the Forest Service web site - link below.

Getting to the Start (by Public Transport)

Translink - journeyplanner.translink.co.uk

Getting to the Start (by Car)

Drive to Gortin Forest Park, which is located on the Gortin Road approx 6 miles north of Omagh.

Accessibility Grade

Grade 4

Accessible Facilities

The following facilities are available for users with limited mobility:

Disabled toilets


Parking, picnic tables and toilets. There is a charge to enter the Forest Park.


Gortin Forest Park leaflet

Publication Availability

For more information contact Forest Service on 028 8167 0666 or visit www.forestserviceni.gov.uk

Walk Location
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Ratings and Comments

Colin Park 25 June, 2019 @ 12:17

Walk undertaken as part of a much longer walk but starting from Gortin Glen Car Park. Walk undertaken during June 2019 and much of the area was undergoing an upgrade so most facilities were closed. Car parking machine was covered over and only the upper car park was open. The forest drive was closed to traffic which suited me anyway as I was only going to walk part of it anyway but the whole route appeared to have been very recently tarmacced. Followed surfaced road to the summit of Mullaghcarn which is well worth the effort for the views (limited on this occasion). The downside was the complete lack of information boards in the car park but I hope something will be in place when the current work finishes.

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