Quality Walk

Drum Manor Forest Park, Forest Plots Trail (Black)

This trail takes in the butterfly gardens with a walk through the heart of the Forest plots enabling the walker to view a wide variety of different tree species then skirting the edge of the pond before rising through the open parkland back to the car park.Sturdy  footwear recommended




1.3 miles

OS Map

Sheet 13

Nearest Town


Route Shape


Route Type

Forest, Parkland & Grassland, Woodland


Off road forest paths

Grid Reference (Start)


Grid Reference (End)


Point of Interest

Variety of trees, butterfly garden

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Other Area

Route Description

Leading off the red trail at the large fish pond, the black trail takes you to a junction where the Black 1 Old Woodland trail separates from the Forest Plots trail. The Forest Plots line both sides of the trail until rejoins the Red trail.

The Forest Plots were established from 1965 onwards. Many of the tree species here have not generally been grown in this country within closely and evenly spaced stands. Examples worth looking at are Araucaria araucana (Monkey Puzzle), and Thuja plicata (Western red cedar).

These walks are 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

Getting to the Start (by Public Transport)

Translink - journeyplanner.translink.co.uk

Getting to the Start (by Car)

Signposted from the A505 - Cookstown to Omagh Road.

Accessibility Grade

Grade 5

Accessible Facilities

The following facilities are available for users with limited mobility:

Disabled toilets
Disabled parking


Car park (fee charged), Toilets (disabled access), Picnic areas, Camping and Caravaning, Way-marked/nature trails, Guided tours available


Leaflet available below.

Publication Availability


Walk Location
Map of Northern Ireland
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