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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  • PAY ATTENTION: If you're planing on visiting this forest, drop that idea. This forest might have been a great forest a long time ago but now, it is simply a lot of cut trees. The landscapes are not ev...  more »
  • Enjoyed an autumn walk in the park. Great waterfalls. Information centre needs a complete overhaul. Very disappointing and an opportunity missed by the forestry commission.  more »
  • Take a walk amongst the trees and wildlife I. Glenariff Forest. Follow the path along the waterfalls as the water roars down tumbling towards to sea. This is a very special place and well worth a visi...  more »
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  • Great place for walks. Have well maintained waterfall walk. Good caravan facilities and stunning views
  • Great walks...for all levels of walkers...play parks for the kids...there's a new and fantastic looking caravan park too...
  • Lovely views back down towards coast, and decent walk down to waterfalls and back to car park. The walkway by the water was really well maintained and fairly easy going for most people.
  • 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.
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