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Parkanaur Forest - Deer Park Walk (Red)

Four miles west of Dungannon, this forest was formerly part of the Burgess Estate. The woodland is made up of mixed conifer and broadleaved trees. There is also an enclosed herd of white fallow deer and a wildlife pond.

County

Tyrone

Distance

0.7 miles

OS Map

Sheet 19

Nearest Town

Dungannon

Route Shape

Circular

Route Type

Woodland

Terrain

Easy walking on forest tracks

Grid Reference (Start)

H740616

Grid Reference (End)

H740616

Point of Interest

White Fallow Deer

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Other Area

Route Description

This short walk is way marked from the main car park.

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

Leading off the Waterfall Trail the red trail takes you up along the side of the Deer park. On the right hand side there are maturing stand of Spruce and oak trees. The trail at the top of the small hill passes into the deer park and you can observe close at hand the impressive herd of white Fallow deer. After leaving the deer park the trail passes by two parasol beech trees. They were discovered on the estate and brought to the front of the Manor House. Earliest records indicate they were planted there some time before 1885. The trail then passes through the ornamental gardens before returning to the car park.

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

Getting to the Start

Signposted from the A4 Dungannon to Ballygawley Rd.

Facilities

Lots of car parking, waymarked trails, orienteering course, guided tours available on request, toilets with disabled access, picnic tables

Publication

None

Publication Availability

N/A

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