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Glenariff Forest Park, County Antrim

Categories: Forests, Nature & Parks
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4.4/5 based on 180+ reviews on the web
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 around the clearfelling of coniferous plantation trees.
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  • Tip - pick up a map at the cafe. We got there early and we were first out on the Waterfall Trail which meant we had a bonus red squirrel sighting - unfortunately too quick for my camera. The walk was ...  read more »
  • We spent a wet Sunday afternoon walking around the various trails on site. The rain came and went but when it got a little heavier we took cover under trees or in the huts located at various points on...  read more »
  • This place is for the nature lovers with different trekking paths. We chose the Waterfalls path with 3 different cascades. 
  • Just want to thank Glenariff forest park for a wonderful stay at their new caravan site over the Easter holidays 2016. lovely new site with amazing facilities and great help from park ranger Roy who looked after r stay and made sure we knew about every thing. Immaculate toilet/ shower block, excellent hook up facilities and all caravans have hard pitches. laundry facilities will be ready soon, had a peek at them and they look great. Electric is by card so will be charged extra to your stay. We where so lucky that we where first there as we had a wonderful view of the Glen, forest and sea. Lovely wee park for kids just above cafe area and in front of site.. No area for camping that I seen but does not mean there wont be one soon (need to ask them). It is a far call from where the old site was as this is right into the forest. Also went for a 4 course meal at the lovely " Laragh Lodge" restaurant at the foot of the forest on Easter Sunday. The meal was amazing 4 courses . OMG what a meal!! and the staff where great, Pauline looked after us so well and even the owner offered us a lift back to the caravan after r meal having realized we probably would not be fit to walk back after eating so much lovely meal!!. Needless to say as we had not drank we blissfully drove back and died the rest of the day over looking the view. May I add that r caravan has and end bathroom so I had the best pew with a view ever lol,glen, forest and sea !!. Thank you again to Glenariff forest park and the council for a wonderful stay and Pauline I am coming to take you home for your hospitality. Please continue that these sites r pre booked and fully paid for as was ours and not first come first serve basis as in who shows up first. Also great Idea that no one can book a particular pitch. Only negatives where, not enough doggie poo bins (actually none at all) and bins in general and also the reversing of caravans into pitches would be extremely tight if site full.. Just need someone to run it now xx
  • 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...
  • Amazing views and a nice walk, wouldn't recommend taking a pushchair as we did though. Tough going up the hills.
  • Beautiful and calm place (out of season)
  • Great views and nice trail. Definitely worth a visit
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