Quality Walk

Gosford Forest Park, Deer Park Trail

A short, flat route through open parkland providing views of Gosford’s red deer herd before returning through the woodland.

Gosford Forest Park offers just over 12km (8 miles) of waymarked walking routes exploring the key sites of interest around the park including the Arboretum, Deer Park, Castle and woodland.





1.2 miles

OS Map

Sheet 28

Nearest Town


Route Shape


Route Type



Woodland Track

Grid Reference (Start)


Grid Reference (End)

H 96424

Point of Interest

Gosford’s Red Deer Herd

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Other Area

Route Description

The route is clearly signed from the car park and around the trail. Starting beside the mountain bike trailhead arch, this trail leads past the Red Deer enclosure returning to the car park through oak and Norway spruce plantations.

Getting to the Start (by Public Transport)

Translink – journeyplanner.translink.co.uk

Getting to the Start (by Car)

From Armagh, follow the A28 Newry Road to Markethill. The entrance to the forest is signposted along this road.


Dogs are allowed. Dogs are allowed but must be kept on a lead.


Caravan Site, Car park and toilets

Walk Location
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