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Downhill Forest

RegionNorthern Ireland
ClubNorth West Orienteering Club
Nearest townCastlerock
PostcodeBT51 4SB
Carpark locationLayby at 11-15 Mussenden Road, Castlerock, BT51 4SB. OSNI grid ref C759353

A beautiful recreational forest with a network of large and small tracks and easy access. The area is suitable for Orienteering from beginner to intermediate level.

Parking is beside the A2 Coleraine to Downhill road, in the picnic area opposite the Bishop’s Gate entrance of the National Trust Downhill property. To access the forest, just walk along the footpath towards Coleraine for 100m to the pedestrian Forest Entrance.

Maps Available From

Maps may be downloaded from the NWOC website.

Further Information

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • White and/or yellow standard controls suitable for beginners
  • Orange and/or light green standard controls suitable for people with some experience