Gosford Forest Park

Gosford Forest Park is a forest park located outside Markethill, County Armagh, Northern Ireland. The park, previously Gosford Demesne, comprises some 240 hectares of diverse woodland and open parkland. Gosford Forest Park is also home to Gosford Castle.

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Further Information
Region: Northern Ireland
Nearest Town: Markethill, Co Armagh
Postcode: BT60 1UG
Carpark: BT60 1UG
Forest & more rural
Suitable for beginners
Suitable for intermediate orienteerers
Suitable for advanced orienteerers
Maps Available From

Groups require an activity permit available from Forestry Service, East District, The Grange, Castlewellan Forest Park, Castlewellan, Co. Down. Tel: 028 4377 8644

Download the Orienteering Map and Orienteering Guide.

Many of the orienteering posts are missing. A new orienteering map is being surveyed and a new Permanent Oriententeering Course is under construction to be launched later in 2021.

Other Things to do in the Area

Perfect from homeschoolers, try the Ecotrail, Download:

Survey notes from October 2019.

  • Ecotrail posts E1, E3, E4, E8, E9, E10, E12 and E13 are missing.
  • All the features in the Ecotrail should still be easily located.
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