Mullaghcarn and Gortin Forest Walk
The Mullaghcarn and Gortin Forest Walk is an amazing adventure in the Sperrins Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that will lead you through a variety of terrain types for some scenic views. While out walking the trail, you will climb uphill through the Gortin Glen Forest Park to reach the summit of Mullaghcarn, before traversing the undulating terrain on the way to the summit of Slieveard. Make sure to wear proper walking boots for this adventure in order to combat the steep and often muddy terrain.
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Route Description for Mullaghcarn and Gortin Forest Walk
If you are searching for a route that offers a nice variety of woodland and mountainous landscapes, without offering too much in the way of challenging terrain, then you should add the Mullaghcarn and Gortin Forest Walk to your to-do list.
Setting out from the car park, you will make your way to the southeast and traverse the dense woodland landscape of the Gortin Glen Forest Park, climbing uphill until you eventually break free from the tree cover. At this point, you will push onward upon the mountainside to arrive at the summit of Mullaghcarn.
After taking in the views of the rugged landscape surrounding you, continue on to the southwest and traverse the undulating terrain that makes up the approach to the summit of Slieveard. Once again, you will enjoy some stunning views across Northern Ireland, before continuing downhill to the northwest. Passing through the forest, you will briefly climb uphill to the northeast, before once again descending the slopes on the way back to the car park where you began.
Getting to the Mullaghcarn and Gortin Forest Walk Trailhead
The trailhead for the Mullaghcarn and Gortin Forest Walk can be found at the end of Scenic Drive, in the Gortin Glen Forest Park.
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