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    Drumkeeragh Forest Park Circular Walk

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    6.9 km
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    270 m
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    The Drumkeeragh Forest Park Circular Walk is an easy-going journey in the Mourne Mountains AONB that will allow you to explore a beautifully scenic swathe of woodland terrain. While out walking the trail, you will make your way along several quiet country roads, before traversing the open farmland and passing the forest. There are also additional trails inside the forest if you are looking to extend the length of your walk.

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    Route Description for Drumkeeragh Forest Park Circular Walk

    If you are after a fairly laidback stroll that features some beautiful countryside and tranquil stretches of forest, then you will want to explore the Drumkeeragh Forest Park Circular. While a good portion of this trail does utilize quiet country roadways, there are still ample opportunities to relax in the charming forest atmosphere.

    Setting out from the trailhead, you will make your way to the south along Drumkeeragh Road, before turning right onto Mountain Road. From here, you will traverse the undulating landscape to the southwest, before turning to the northwest to make your way across the open fields and through a bit of tree cover. After reaching the northwest corner of the circuit near the Drumkeeragh car park, you will head to the northeast and pass through the forest in order to return to the trailhead where you began your adventure.

    Getting to the Drumkeeragh Forest Park Circular Walk Trailhead

    The trailhead for the Drumkeeragh Forest Park Circular Walk can be found at the McCanns Lane bus stop on Drumkeeragh Road. Alternatively, you can park at the Drumkeeragh car park on Drumnaquoile Road and start from there.

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