Portglenone Forest Walk

(3 reviews)

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.

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  • This is a truly beautiful walk with gorgeous swayths of Bluebells and Ramsons in May. Large mature trees are everywhere and the river and ponds just add to the beauty. An hour and was plenty of time to stroll around most of the main paths which makes the ‘all day’ parking of £4.00 quite ridiculous. A pity because I’d happily have paid less for a couple of hours and returned regularly. As it is I’ll probably not go back more than once a year in spring.

    Jacqui Forster at 6:54 pm
  • Lovely forest and bluebells. But very disappointed that especially after you have to pay £4 to park , the route markers aren’t even on the posts. Highly frustrating when you’ve a 5 years old with you and you end up walking round in circles trying to find carpark!!!

    Kerrie at 7:35 pm
  • A very nice walk in a very nice forest. It would be nice if the route markers were replaced

    Raymond Kidd at 1:52 pm
  • County Antrim

    Distance 1.2 miles

    OS Map Sheet 8

    Terrain Easy walking on forest tracks

    Nearest Town Portglenone

    Route Shape Linear

    Grid Reference C986026

    Route Type Woodland

    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.

    Point of Interest

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

    Getting to the start

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

    Public transport

    Translink – journeyplanner.translink.co.uk


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