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Castlewellan Forest Park, Cypress Pond Trail

This walk takes in views of the Mourne Mountains from the former "Crow Road". It then follows the lakeside before reaching the secluded Cypress Pond on the return leg of the trail.


The trail is signposted from the car park with a red arrow. The initial part of the trail follows the former stagecoach route known locally as the Crow Road where striking views of the northern Mourne Mountains can be glimpsed before reaching Castlewellan Lake.

Trail features -

Steps, gullies, tree roots

Moderate gradient (1:4)

Generally undefined edges

Overhanging branches

Broken surface material

Some rest areas at regular intervals

Way-finding markers at trails junctions

Distance 'To Go' markers at trail junctions

This walk is 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.


3.3 miles


Easy forest paths

Point of interest

Views of Mourne Mountains


Car park (fee charged), café, toilets (disabled access), picnic areas, The Peacemaze, lecture room/ classroom, camping & caravaning, orienteering route, guided tours available


Leaflets available on Castlewellan & Tollymore Forest Parks

Publication availability

Downloadable from this website or from the Park Office on site.


  • Free (parking charges may apply)

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Castlewellan Forest Park, Cypress Pond Trail

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