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Castlewellan Forest Park, Cypress Pond Trail

Co Down
Castlewellan Forest Park, Cypress Pond Trail

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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.

Start Point:
J335364

Finish Point:
J335364

Route:
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.

Distance:
3.3 miles

Terrain:
Easy forest paths

Point of interest:
Views of Mourne Mountains

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

Publication:
Leaflets available on Castlewellan & Tollymore Forest Parks

Publication availability:
Downloadable from this website or from the Park Office on site.

Nearest town:
Castlewellan

OS map:
Sheet 29

Accessible toilet facilities:
Yes

Accessible terrain:
Flat forest paths

Facilities

Provider Preferences

  • Free (parking charges may apply)

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