Quality Walk

Drumkeeragh Forest - Viewpoint Trail

Drumkeeragh Forest offers 20km (12.4 miles) of waymarked trails exploring the forest with panoramic views of Slieve Croob, the Mourne Mountains and the rolling hills of the County Down countryside. Choose from three unique trails of varying length and grade.

Please note: These trails are multi-use for walkers, cyclists and horse-riders so please exercise appropriate caution and respect other trail users.





2.5 Miles miles

OS Map

Sheet 20

Nearest Town


Route Shape


Route Type

Forest, Hill, Woodland


Gravel paths steep in places

Grid Reference (Start)


Grid Reference (End)


Point of Interest

Slieve Croob

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty


Route Description

This walking trail takes in some of the best views that Drumkeeragh Forest has to offer. The circuit initially follows the perimeter of the woodland before taking you deep in to the heart of the forest. A steady ascent rewards you with panoramic views of the Mourne Mountains and Dundrum Bay before returning to the car park.

Note: this trail is not suitable for cyclists.

The viewpoint trail follows the purple waymarkers around the forest park.




Getting to the Start (by Car)

The car park is located on the Drumnaquoile Rd, BT25 2LB


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


Car park, horse box parking, picnic benches

Walk Location
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