Rostrevor – Cloughmore Stone

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The Cloughmore car park is 230m above sea level and provides views of the surrounding forest. There are three waymarked trails, which vary in length from 1.25 miles to 4.5 miles, and take the visitor to various areas within the forest to enjoy the many magnificent views and beauty of the woodlands.

The area has been declared a National Nature Reserve and more recently an Area of Special Scientific Interest.

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  • It is definitely worth visiting this glacial erratic. The size of the boulder is impressive and a good place to take photographs.
    The walk from and to the free upper carpark is reasonably short but quite rough underfoot in parts.
    The only shame was the dog fouling on the verges on the way to the car park.
    Overall, this is a good place to visit.

    Phil at 1:09 pm
  • I have climbed to the big stone since I was 4 years old. It’s much easier now we can drive to the car park. I remember there was a small hut at fiddlers green which used to open in the summer and sell soft drinks. I still marvel at the fantastic view once I reach the top. There are several walks available once there.

    Miriam McMath at 3:47 pm
  • County Down

    Distance 0.4 miles

    OS Map Sheet 29

    Terrain Moderate, steep in places

    Nearest Town Rostrevor

    Route Shape Linear

    Grid Reference J195174

    Route Type Forest, Woodland

    Route Description

    From the car park follow the signs up a steep hill to the Cloughmore Stone.

    There are great views from here over Carlingford Lough.

    From here retrace your steps back to 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.

    Point of Interest

    Views of Mourne Mountains, Cloughmore Stone

    Getting to the start

    From Rostrevor follow the signs to Rostrevor Forest & Kilbroney.

    Once inside the forest, follow the tarmac road uphill to the second car park (located 230 above sea level). This is accessed via a one-way system).

    The first car park passed is at Kilbroney and has toilets and cafe.

    Public transport

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    Car parking and picnic facilities, refreshments and toilets are availble at Kilbroney park.

    Accessibility Grade

    Grade 4

    • The path may not be hard and firm in all weathers with loose stones (not bigger than 10cm) with occasional tree roots and pot holes and will be at least 80cm wide for its entire length.
    • The path gradients and cross slopes will be greater than 6°.
    • Obstacles such as steps or stiles are to be expected and surface breaks may be larger 75mm in width.
    • There will be a clear head height of greater than 2.10m for the entire length of the route.
    • Passing places and rest areas may not be formalised or provided.