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.

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Gortin Forest Nature Trail

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  • 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.

    Colin Park at 11:11 am
  • County Tyrone

    Distance 1.2 miles

    OS Map Sheet 13

    Terrain Forest tracks

    Nearest Town Omagh / Gortin

    Route Shape Circular

    Grid Reference H485822

    Route Type Forest, Hill

    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 –

    Point of Interest

    See the range and variety of the flora and fauna

    Getting to the start

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

    Public transport

    Translink –


    Parking, picnic tables and toilets. There is a charge to enter the Forest Park. The following facilities are available for users with limited mobility: – Disabled toilets

    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.