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Portglenone Forest Walk

All of Portglenone Forest is classified as an ‘Ancient Woodland’. Forest Service NI has provided visitor facilities in the forest that includes picnic tables, toilets with wheelchair access, and a number of waymarked Trails leading down to the Bann River. The ground flora contains extensive colonies of Ancient Woodland indicator species which take centuries of woodland cover to establish.




1.3 miles

OS Map

Sheet 8

Nearest Town


Route Shape


Route Type



Easy walking on forest tracks

Grid Reference (Start)


Grid Reference (End)


Point of Interest

All of Portglenone Forest is classified as an ‘Ancient Woodland’

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Other Area

Route Description

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


Please note that there is a fee to access the forest - £4 per car

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)

Main recreation area is accessed just outside Portglenone on the A42 Ahoghill Road.


Car parking
Way-marked/ nature trails
Picnic areas
Toilets (disabled access)



Publication Availability


Walk Location
Map of Northern Ireland

Ratings and Comments

Raymond Kidd 29 April, 2012 @ 19:46

A very nice walk in a very nice forest. It would be nice if the route markers were replaced

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