GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Ballypatrick Forest

2 miles (3 km)

This large forest in Northern Ireland has miles of footpaths to try. This 2 mile circular walk follows a waymarked trail from the Horseshoe car park at the north western edge of the woods. It's a lovely trail with broadleaved and conifer trees, a series of small ponds and nice views of the Glenmakeeran River.
The forest is located just to the south of the coastal town of Ballycastle. You can extend your walk here by following the coastal path with great views towardsRathlin Islandand theMull of Kintyre. The Ulster Way and the Moyle Way long distance paths pass the western side of the forest. You can pick these up to head toward the coast.
To continue your woodland walking head south and visit the splendid Glenariff Forest Park. Here you will find a wonderful waterfall walk and miles of other walking trails.


BT54 6RN - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Ballypatrick Forest Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Head north and you could try the Ballycastle Fair Head Walk. The circular loop walk takes you around a beautiful headland with some spectacular cliff top views. Near here you could also visit Torr Head. The scenic area is notable as the closest point in Northern Ireland to Scotland, with only 12 miles separating them across the Irish Sea.
In Ballycastle you can catch the ferry to the beautiful Rathlin Island. There are some splendid trails here with lots of wildlife to see in the RSPB nature reserve on the island.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Ballypatrick Forest - - 1700497

Ballypatrick Forest

Ballypatrick Forest - - 2818856

Ballypatrick Forest

Moorland near Ballypatrick Forest. - - 239282

Moorland near Ballypatrick Forest. Several streams start here to form the Clady Burn which joins the Glendun River

Forestry Cottages - - 1701210

Forestry Cottages

GPS Files

GPX File

Ballypatrick Forest.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Ballypatrick Forest.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)