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Hi all, not long joined here, figured its an ideal place as I love spending time outdoors. My main question to anyone that might know is, are there any resonable sized woodlands over in northern ireland. I'm living over here at the moment and have tried numerous methods of finding some. (asking folk, google earth, online googling) Nothing seems to show up, and short of either driving round everywhere to look or laying out all 10 OS maps for here in the local store (they dont seem to like it). I'm lost on where to go to spend time away.
So anyone here that either lives here now or has had experience to offer some advice on places?
Try this link http://www.forestserviceni.gov.uk/
Gives a list of all forests, I've been to Castlewellan a couple of times, it's a lovely place, hope that helps mate,
Ill have to look into it, closest things to me are looking like loughermore and banagher forests, just cant find much about them though.
Killeter Forest in County Tyrone is beautiful.
Great for snowball fights too!
Ok two good starting points, any ideas on the size of them, just that I personally love to just go out and get lost.
Try the mourns in Newcastle, not so foresty, but you can easily get lost.....
There are two forest parks at the foot of the Mournes mate, Castlewellan and Tollymore, both lovely areas.
One of my gun club's has a small forest in the Mournes and i shoot there most Sundays, beautiful part of country.
Castlewellan and Tollymore are nice but can be well used at times by the general public so maybe not the best place for knives and axe's when it's busy.
Get yourself an OS map of the Mournes and have a look, lot's of smaller forest scatterd around that are worth a plunder.
I have used several of the smaller woods for overnight stops with no hassle at all.
Exellent thanks I was gona look towards springwell direction near coleraine as im in londonderry but ill look into the mournes.