Somerset Forest

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Somerset Forest is located on the south western boundary of Coleraine. Within the forest there is a range of walks of varying lengths and degrees of difficulty. There is a short circular route to “Millennium Miles” standard, suitable for less able users. The paths are also suitable for jogging in conjunction with exercise apparatus situated in a fitness cluster close to the car park

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Somerset Forest

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    County Londonderry

    Distance 1.8 miles

    OS Map Sheet 4

    Terrain Gravel paths, easy walking

    Nearest Town Coleraine

    Route Shape Circular

    Grid Reference C852304

    Route Type Woodland

    Route Description

    From the car park there are two waymarked paths that lead through a wide variety of broadleaved and conifer trees. These paths can be used for jogging. There is also a fitness cluster of exercise apparatus situated next to the car park. Guidance on how to use it safely and effectively is given on an illustrated lectern.

    Point of Interest

    Herons, squirrels, other wildlife

    Getting to the start

    Somerset Forest is located one mile south of Coleraine on the A54 Kilrea Road.


    Refreshments and toilets available in Coleraine.

    Accessibility Grade

    Grade 2

    • The path can be expected to be hard and firm with some loose stones (not bigger than 1cm) and will be at least 1.2m wide for its entire length.
    • The path will not be steeper than 5° or have a cross slope of greater than 5°.
    • There will not be any obstacles such as steps or stiles and surface breaks will be a max of 12mm in width.
    • There will be a clear head height of at least 1m wide and 2.1 in height for the entire length of the route.
    • There will be passing places at least every 150m and rest areas at least every 300m.