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Slieve Gullion Scenic Forest Drive

89 Drumintee Road, Killeavy, County Armagh, BT31 8SW
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Slieve Gullion Forest Drive, a magnificent 10km Scenic Forest Drive.

PUBLIC NOTICE – temporary closures at Slieve Gullion Forest Park.

Please note that due to essential maintenance works Slieve Gullion Scenic Forest Drive and play park at Slieve Gullion Forest will be closed on Wednesday 1 May 2024. Slieve Gullion Scenic Forest Drive will re-open at 5pm on Wednesday, with the play park re-opening at 9am on Thursday morning.  Newry, Mourne and Down District Council apologise for any inconvenience caused.

How long does it take to drive Slieve Gullion Forest Drive?

When Slieve Gullion Forest Drive reopens, a vehicle journey will take 20 minutes (approx.) along a narrow one-way road that brings you up and over the mountain. (Narrow but with plenty of places to pull in and take in the view over South Armagh, over Carlingford Lough and beyond.)

Magically this area turns a familiar shade of purple in the summer months with wild fuchsias and heather plentiful along the route. If you’re feeling energetic walk (or cycle) the Forest Trail – you won’t be disappointed with spectacular and breathtaking views on a beautiful day.  The Red Squirrel Safari and the mysterious trek through the Fairy Walk all begin nearby so there is plenty on offer to explore and enjoy.

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      * Normal opening hours:
      March & October 9am - 6pm
      April & September 9am - 8pm
      May to August 9am - 9pm
      November to February* 9am - 5pm
      *closed Christmas Day

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