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Glenariff Forest Park, County Antrim

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Glenariff Forest Park is an 1185 hectare (2928 acre) forest in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. It is part of Glenariff glen itself. The forest is managed by the Northern Ireland Forest Service, the state body responsible for forestry in the province, which is part of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.FeaturesThe Waterfall Walkway, opened 80 years ago, has been significantly upgraded along its 3-mile length which passes through a National Nature Reserve. There are three waterfalls, forest trails and riverside walks, as well as a visitor centre, shop, and seasonal caravan/camping site and restaurant.Timber productionAs well as being a recreational resource, the forest is used for timber production centered on the clearfelling of coniferous plantation trees.
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  • As a family we have decided to visit places close to home, so today we have come to The Glens of Antrim. With plenty of time on our hands we followed the Scenic Route. This is approximately 9km of ste...  more »
  • V dissapointed to read review about tea rooms at forest park The review stated that they were greeted by 3 obnoxious ladies who said they would have to sit in the corner with others because they had 3...  more »
  • Visited with my 8 year old son and we followed the waterfall walk. Amazing - if it hasn't been raining heavily I would have contributed onto the viewpoint trail. The rain added to the awesomeness of t...  more »
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  • Fantastic views and scenery to take such as the waterfalls. Great selection of forest walks to take ranging from short (0.8k - 3k) to very long (8.8k) so perfect for fellow dog walkers. Perfect place for kids to explore with plenty of picnic areas or an on-site cafe. Clean toilets.
  • Glenariff Forest Park is such a picturesque and charming place! It's a pity that we could not admire it in all its beauty. The Park must be a really fairy-like forest with the dense, emerald green foliage in the spring/summer. We walked the Waterfall Trail in the late November. The walk is around 2.5 km long; the footpaths are nice and well maintained. We found it to be very peaceful, especially at this time of the year. It was a quiet place, not so many people around. The Park is a perfect spot for relaxing amidst nature.
  • This was the first tourist attraction in Northern Ireland.there are several Waterfalls and the path that takes you there is built where no path should be build. I would have given this place 5 stars but a lot of the trees here have been cut down and part of the path has been closed due to a land slide. There's a new Caravan park built but is not open and it doesn't look like opening anytime soon. There is a cafe and toilets. The waterfall path would not be suitable for wheelchairs or prams because of some steps. It costs £5 for the carpark. Pay and display in the winter and ranger collects the money in the holiday period.
  • Lovely forest great place for families picnic. Good place for walking.
  • Stayed here over the weekend and must say the new caravan site is amazing.... Would highly recommend it.... Toilets and shower rooms are kept very clean.... The views of the glens are stunning...