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“A walk in the Park”

Castlewellan Forest Park
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed August 26, 2013

This is a beautiful, spacious Park. I have been there before and enjoyed the experience.

The signage on the way-marked trails is, however, woeful. There is some tree-felling being undertaken because of problems with disease and this will cause obvious difficulties but it would appear that no attempt has been made to ensure that way-mark indicators are in place and are accurate. Some work required I fear.

Thank John M
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Reviewed August 25, 2013

This park is great for a family day out young and old !! £4.50 to park in the large carpark with plenty of spaces , there is a nice coffee shop directly opposite , they do a good range of food reasonably priced . The peace maze is great fun , think we were almost two hours finding our way out , but was a lot of fun , bring a picnic and enjoy the lovely setting , we will return !!!

1  Thank Annie944
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Reviewed August 7, 2013 via mobile

Came here as had been recommended it by friends.
It was brilliant !
My only negative is the showets could of been cleaner and as previous visitor had said maybe a vending machine would be beneficial, meaning you wouldnt have to leave the park.
Cant wait to go back.

Thank siobhanw34
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Reviewed August 7, 2013

This was my first visit to the forest park, and I was impressed. The mountain bike trail was great, quite challenging but do able. Staff were welcoming, very friendly and the bikes are very good. There are showers available, it can be quite muddy in parts, free lockers for valuables, and a hot drink afterwards. The only down side was the price. I went with my 13 year old son, we got there about 12ish, and for 3 hours for the 2 of us was £46. Definitely a one off at that price. There are cheaper options available, i.e. if you can be finished by 12.30 it's half price, but not everyone can be there by 9.30am. If they sort the pricing out, I'll definitely be back.

1  Thank grandmec
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Reviewed August 6, 2013

The 3.8 km walk around the lake is very peaceful and it's interesting to see all the different types of tree's of the forest. There is loads of parking available. £4.50 per car to enter the park.
The Peace Maze is a proper challenge, and loads of fun. We spent a lot of time watching other people getting lost, then we became those lost people. That's karma for laughing at others.
Family friendly.

Thank BeaverandLamb
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