Castewellan Forest Park Campground

Castewellan Forest Park Campground

Page Type Page Type: Hut/Campground
Location Lat/Lon: 54.24717°N / 5.95047°W
Additional Information County: Down
Seasons Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

General Information

County Down BT31 9BU
Telephone (028) 4377 8664
2003 Opening Dates Open all year

A well-equipped, well-sheltered family site set in 1200 acres of natural beauty enhanced by diverse woodland and a variety of attractive man made features, such as the world's largest hedged maze. The site is situated within walking distance of Castlewellan town. The mile-long lake with trout fishing is ringed by hills and open areas of parkland. The Annesley Garden and Arboretum comprise a series of attractive and distinctive features of which the walled garden is the magnificent focal point. The collection of trees and shrubs are set in beautifully landscaped surroundings and incorporate fountains, ponds, ornamental greenhouses and broad sweeping vistas. The Castle, (now used as a conference centre) is built in the Scottish baronial style, and sits at the base of the wooded slopes overlooking the lake. Four waymarked trails of varying length wind through the forest leading you into some of the park's most beautiful wooded areas. These trails follow a circular route and are signposted from the lakeside car park.

Castlewellan forest offers extensive facilities for the caravan or camping enthiuast. There are modern toilets and showers, together with a fresh water supply, chemical toilet disposal point and electricity hook up for caravans. Prices for the year 2003 are as follows:-

High Season Good Friday - 30 September
Low Season 1 October - Thursday before Easter
This site will be closed during Low Season for booking of less than 6

High Season Low Season Caravan/Camping £12.00 per night £8.00 per night
Youth Organisiations
Groups of up to 100 campers charged £1.80 per person. Each camper over 100 £1.20 per person
Electricity Point £1.50 extra per 24 hours
Youth Camp Deposit £10.00

Bookings can be made by contacting:-

The Forest Ranger
The Grange
Castlewellan Forest Park
Co Down
BT31 9BU

Tel: +44 028 43778664

External Links

Castewellan Forest Park Camping