Gortin Glen Forest Park

Gortin Glens Forest Park

Gortin Glen Forest Park is situated 6 miles outside Omagh at the western gateway to the Sperrin Mountains. The Park was first opened in 1967 and embraces some 1534 hectares of ground.

It has the distinction of being the first to be established in purely coniferous woodland, which was originally planted for the sole purpose of timber production. A major recreational feature of the forest is the five-mile long drive, which offers some breathtaking views. A number of vista parks have been created where the motorist can pull in and without getting out of the car enjoy the magnificent scenery.

Throughout the Park specially selected marked trails, are designed for use by schools and youth organisations. They can be tailored to suit virtually any age or ability. The assistance of a Forest Guide is freely available to pre-booked organised groups. For more details contact the head Forester.