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Gosford Forest, Armagh

Badger Rating 4.0/5
This 6.6 km family cycling trail is a circular route through Gosford Forest park. The trail combines forest roads with 2 short sections of singletrack. A great spot for the family.

Getting There

Immediately North of Markethill, South East of Armagh on the A28 Armagh / Newry Road.  Park in the main car park near the entrance through from the South of the forest.

Trail Description

The trail is suitable for cyclists with basic off-road cycling skills and should take on average under an hour to complete with kids. The trail starts and finishes in the main forest car park where there is a map and interpretation panel that includes information on the trail. A free trail card is available from Gosford Forest Park - Tel 028 3755 2154 or from CAAN - Tel 028 9030 3932.

Has great facilities for the family including ample car parking, toilets, seasonal cafe, rare breeds, wildfowl collection, arboretum and a caravan park and camp site.


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  • Great family trail. You dont need a mountain bike to complete the 4 mile loop. Any city or hybrid bike with tyres more than about 1" wide, even if they're slick tyres, will get round without any fuss. My 5 year old boy completed it on a 16" wheeled Raleigh bike so no excuses for any parent not to give it a go!

    No big hills and no nasty surprises or tight turns. Just go at whatever pace suits you and enjoy the surroundings. The very odd bit of mud but all trails are very well made. Not a challenge for the experienced biker needless to say!
  • Really nice trails put together by the FS with family cycling encouraged - well done FS. Staying in the camsite with the family is a great idea. Nice flat course that can be taken as fast or slow as you like. Highly recommended for getting kids into it.

NOTE: The trails on this site have been ridden before, but you should not interpret their inclusion as an indication that mountain-biking is officially sanctioned on them. Seeking permission from landowners is your own responsibility, as is conducting yourself in a manner that is courteous, respectful to the environment, and conscious of the safety of others.