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Drum Manor Forest Park, Old Woodlands Trail (Black 1)

This trail takes in the butterfly gardens with a walk through the heart of the Forest plots enabling the walker to view a wide variety of different tree species then skirting the edge of the pond before rising through the open parkland back to the car park. Sturdy footwear recommended.




2.1 miles

OS Map

Sheet 13

Nearest Town


Route Shape


Route Type

Forest, Parkland & Grassland, Woodland


Off road forest paths

Grid Reference (Start)


Grid Reference (End)


Point of Interest

Tree avenues. Old Kildress Path (which was depicted on a map drawn in the 1830s).

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Other Area

Route Description

Leading off the Red Trail, this trail passes through the old estate woodland that guards the southern boundary of the demesne and shelters most of the demesne from the south westerly winds. Follow the trail to see a young native plantation being managed to produce timber. This trail eventually takes you onto the Old Kildress path, which passes through the Beech avenue. This beech avenue is particularly striking during the Autumn when some of the leaves have fallen. This trail rejoins the red trail at the Butterfly garden.

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)

Signposted from the A505 - Cookstown to Omagh Road.

Accessibility Grade

Grade 5

Accessible Facilities

The following facilities are available for users with limited mobility:

Disabled toilets
Disabled parking


Car park (fee charged), Toilets (disabled access), Picnic areas, Camping and Caravaning, Way-marked/nature trails, Guided tours available


Leaflet available below

Publication Availability


Walk Location
Map of Northern Ireland
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Ratings and Comments

Shaun F McKittrick 24 July, 2009 @ 20:14

A nice walk which takes you past the old Manor House (ruins) and close to one of the ponds. Bit hilly in parts but the path is clear and easy to follow. Car parking is £3 (pay at machine on entry) unless you have a Forest Service Pass.

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