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Walking in the Ring of Gullion

The Ring of Gullion offers walking routes to suit every ability from the novice/pleasure walker to the most experienced of hikers.

Short Walks

Hawthorn Hill, Annahaia; Forest Nature Reserve Woodland Trail (1 mile)

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J042196 J042196 Moderately steep in places.  Graded off road path and forest trails. Access from Slieve Gullion Forest Park.

Description: A woodland walk exploring Slieve Gullion Forest Park, utilising trails on the lower slopes of Slieve Gullion.

The woodland comprises oak, ash, birch, beech, sweet chestnut and horse chestnut in which was once part of the Chambre Demesne. There are magnificent views of the Ring of Gullion mountains including Croslieve, Slievebrack and Mullaghbane Mountains from the path.

The walk starts and finishes in the car park of Slieve Gullion Forest Park and may be subject to diversion and closure from time to time as this is a working forest.

You can download The Poets Trails and other walks by clicking here

Slieve Gullion Red Squirrel Safari

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J 03400 18914 J 02985 17863 Forest roads From Slieve Gullion Courtyard or from The Mountain Road

Description: A linear walk along the Gunclub Forest Road. Information panels will tell you about the local habitats and feature pictures of wildlife from Slieve Gullion. There are two hides where you can watch out for Red Squirrels at monitored feeding stations. The best time to see squirrels is dawn and dusk.

Check out our Ring of Gullion and Cooley Red Squirrel Group for more information.

For accommodation and eating out etc. visit

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NIEA DoE N&M DC Biodiversity

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Ring of Gullion AONB
Crossmaglen Community Centre,
O’Fiaich Square,
BT35 9AA.

Tel: +44 (0)330 137 4898


Visitor Servicing and Attractions: 0330 137 4046

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