Quality Walk

Rostrevor - Cloughmore Stone

The Cloughmore car park is 230m above sea level and provides views of the surrounding forest. There are three waymarked trails, which vary in length from 1.25 miles to 4.5 miles, and take the visitor to various areas within the forest to enjoy the many magnificent views and beauty of the woodlands.

The area has been declared a National Nature Reserve and more recently an Area of Special Scientific Interest.




0.4 (One Way) miles

OS Map

Sheet 29

Nearest Town


Route Shape


Route Type

Forest, Woodland


Moderate, steep in places

Grid Reference (Start)


Grid Reference (End)


Point of Interest

Views of Mourne Mountains, Cloughmore Stone

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty


Route Description

From the car park follow the signs up a steep hill to the Cloughmore Stone.

There are great views from here over Carlingford Lough.

From here retrace your steps back to the car park.

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)

From Rostrevor follow the signs to Rostrevor Forest & Kilbroney.

Once inside the forest, follow the tarmac road uphill to the second car park (located 230 above sea level). This is accessed via a one-way system).

The first car park passed is at Kilbroney and has toilets and cafe.

Accessibility Grade

Grade 4

Accessible Facilities

The following facilities are available for users with limited mobility:

Café (wheelchair accessible) - (in Rostrevor)
Shop (wheelchair accessible)
Disabled toilets
Disabled parking


Car parking and picnic facilities, refreshments and toilets are availble at Kilbroney park.



Publication Availability


Walk Location
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