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Iniscarn Forest Trail

The walk starts from the forest entrance on the Iniscarn Road. Entering the forest you will see a forest road heading straight, follow this road as it ascends through the forest. Continue along this forest road as it sweeps through the forest you will pass on old house on your right. At this juncture take the path to the left and continue along this path as it continues to take you up towards the summit. Take time to enjoy the view. Continue along this path, it will narrow as you pass under the pylons, and follow it towards the top of the forest and Slieve Gallion.

Iniscarn contains many species of birds and animals. Buzzards can be seen in springtime displaying over the mature hardwood areas. Occasionally hen harriers can be spotted hunting on the open moorland next to the forest.

Please note that the land around the summit of Slieve Gallion is privately owned. Sheep graze these uplands and all dogs MUST be kept under control.

Getting there

The forest is off the A29 Tobermore to Moneymore road. From here take the Iniscarn Road and continue along this road for just over 2 miles. The forest is on your left.

Dog Policy

Dogs are permitted. All dogs MUST be kept under control.


Parking is permitted at the entrance to the forest. Cars must not block the forest gates.


Steep mountainous terrain: Suitable footwear and appropriate clothing should be worn. Occasionally there may be restrictions on access to parts the forest to allow for forest work so pay attention to safety signage.

Iniscarn Forest Trail

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