Ards Forest Park - Red trail

County Donegal
1 review
Grade Strenuous
Length 13 km
Time 4 hours
Format Loop
Ascent 100 m
Dogs Allowed Under effective control
Start Point
Ards Forest Park
Finish Point
Ards Forest Park
Nearest Town to Start Creeslough
Lat. and Long. 55.1580805, -7.8883761

This is the longest Ards Forest Park trail and goes around the perimeter of the park, touching on a wide variety of habitats, each with its own associated flora and fauna. On forest road and track, it switches from level ground at the seashore to more difficult conditions at higher elevations, providing much fine hill, forest and coastal scenery.



OSI Maps

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Discovery Series Sheet 2

Yehuda from Israel

A very nice park.

Entrance fee to the park is €5. Toilets available at car park.

There are a few well marked trails. We found the Blue one the nicest, as it stretches over the sand dunes and the beach, although it is boggy. The other trails (we made the Red as well) are nice and well paved.

Nevertheless, the route marked on the map in this site is NOT marked on the actual trails.

We were able to complete the Red+Blue trails in ~3.5 hours. Total climbing feels more like 200 metres.

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