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Davagh Forest

Cookstown, Co Tyrone
Davagh Forest

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The true definition of a hidden gem, Davagh Forest lies approximately 6 miles north west of Cookstown in an untouched rural landscape of rolling hills and sweeping forests. In an attempt to unlock Davagh’s unique potential as a recreational hub, Cookstown District Council has recently launched a brand new network of walking and mountain biking trails which is set to put this forgotten forest back on the map.

Start Point:
H694862

Finish Point:
H694862

Route:
Davagh Forest’s short circular walk begins from the upper car park and follows the black waymarker arrows alongside Davagh Water. This pleasant riverside path meanders through lush green, almost fluorescent, woodland before crossing over Davagh Water and gradually ascending to meet the main forest road. Look out for the red tint of the river when crossing the newly constructed footbridge. The return leg of this walk uses the wide, surfaced forest road which leads down to meet the car park and back to the start of the trail.

Distance:
2 miles

Terrain:
forest trails with loose gravel

Point of interest:
Davagh Water, Davagh Forest

Facilities:
There is a car park and picnic facilities available at the trailhead.

Publication:
Davagh Forest Trail Card

Publication availability:
Available to purchase from www.mountainbikeni.com/trail-cards

Nearest town:
Cookstown

OS map:
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Facilities

Provider Preferences

  • Free (parking charges may apply)

Map & Directions

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

Located approximately 50 miles from Belfast, Davagh Forest is signposted off the A505 Cookstown to Omagh Road at Dunnamore. If travelling from Draperstown, take the B47 through the village of Straw before bearing left on the Sixtowns Road. Turn left on the Davagh Road signed East Sperrins Scenic Route and after 3 miles the trailhead will be on your left hand side. TRAILHEAD POSTCODE: BT79 8JH

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