Gortin Glen Forest Park

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IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATE:

Car parks, public toilets and the play park at Gortin Glen Forest Park are open.

No additional mobile food vendors are permitted on site.

When using any outdoor recreation site, park or pathway for the period of daily exercise, the public must:

  • Maintain social distancing at all times (stay 2 metres away from other people) and
  • Respect all sites – take your rubbish home and leave no trace.

Gortin Glen Forest Park
An agreement has been put in place between Fermanagh and Omagh District Council and Forest Service NI (April 2019), whereby the Council has taken responsibility for recreational areas of the Gortin Glen Forest Park.

The Council is currently progressing the redevelopment of Gortin Glen Forest Park to transform it into a family friendly outdoor experience including a destination play park, trim trail, additional parking and the creation of Mountain Bike Trails which are all now open.

Work has commenced on the upgrade of the forest buildings and other associated works will begin shortly and are due to complete in Spring 2021.

Temporary toilets are in place next to the playpark and we apologise for this temporary inconvenience.

The development works reflects the Council’s investment priorities linked to health, well-being and recreational outcomes as identified in the Fermanagh and Omagh 2030 Community Plan. The Council has identified the Forest Park as an outdoor resource that has potential for supporting the delivery of long-term health and well-being for residents of the Fermanagh and Omagh District and its visitors.

Visiting Gortin Glen Forest Park

Walking Routes
To view the full list of walking routes which Gortin Glen Forest Park has to offer click here.

Mountain Bike Trails map
To view the Mountain Bike Trails Map for Gortin Glen Forest Park click here.

Mountain Bike trails elevation app map
An elevation map app of the Mountain Bike Trails is available to view by clicking here. 

Opening Times
The park gates are open 24 hours.
Parking in the Forest Park is free.

For group bookings regarding the Forest Classroom and Campsite please click here to complete an enquiry form.

Please note that access is only for constituted groups who have £5m Public Liability Insurance.

For requests to hold an event click here and complete an event notification form.

Event organisers must hold between £5m-£10 Public Liability Insurance, depending on the event.

For all other queries, please email: gortinglenforestpark@fermanaghomagh.com

To report any issues in relation to health and safety / littering please call:
0300 303 1777

Horse Trails to open soon at Gortin Glens Forest Park 

The Council is continuing the redevelopment of Gortin Glen Forest Park to transform it into a family friendly outdoor experience with works soon to complete on the new horse trails on the western side of the forest, off the Lisnaharney Road.

Vehicular access to horsebox parking will be via key access. To obtain a key, users must first apply here.

Information including appropriate insurances must be included in the submission and if successful, a refundable deposit of £100 must be paid at the Connect Centre, Strule House, 16 High Street, during normal office hours, 9am-5pm, Monday – Friday.

Applications are now open, and a Council representative will respond to applicants within two weeks of submission to confirm the next steps.

Gortin Glen Forest Play Park Video

Maps and Guides

Download file: Gortin Glen Walking Guide

Gortin Glen Walking Guide

1st October 2020
PDF - 10 MB
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Download file: Gortin Glen Forest Park Mountain Bike Trail Map

Gortin Glen Forest Park Mountain Bike Trail Map

7th January 2021
PDF - 7 MB
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