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DAVAGH FOREST

Overview

Davagh Forest lies in an untouched rural landscape of rolling hills and sweeping forests.

Located approximately 6 miles north west of Cookstown, Davagh Forest offers gentle mountain biking and walking trails as well as an impressive 16km red trail with some rock slab drops you will never forget!

The Davagh Forest Trails are a Cookstown District Council Facility.

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Trailhead Facilities
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Bike Hire

Outdoor Concepts offer Bike Hire at the Trailhead from £20 per person

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Car Parking

No Charges Apply

Toilets
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Bike Wash

No Charge

Trail Centre Conditions

All trails open as normal. No diversions in place.

Please note, the trails will be closed from 12 Noon to 13.00 on Sat 1st Nov 2014 for the Sperrin Harriers Winter League Series and from 9.00am to 5.30pm on Sat 22nd Nov 2014 for the Mid Ulster Motor Club Rally.

Official trailhead provider Outdoor Concepts are offering bike hire, tea, coffee, brownies and tubes etc for sale every Saturday&Sunday throughout October. Please call 028 9073 7271 or give the trailhead a ring on 07788298719 (weekends only!).

Bike hire for groups can also be made for any day of the week depending on availability. Prior booking required.

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Here you find a range of technical trail features that you may come across on Davagh Forest Trails. 

Each feature with the park is graded according to its difficulty.  Please make yourself aware of feature grading information (on trail head information panel) before attempting to ride this skills park.  Features include boardwalk, climbing switchback, technical insides, rock rolls, drops offs, rock causeway and log rides.

There is also a purpose built pump track where you can work on your weight distribution over a series of rollers and berms.  Whether you are an absolute beginner or an avid mountain bike enthusiast this is the perfect place to hone your bike handling skills in a safe environment before heading out on the trails.

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This gentle trail is suited to young families and those trying out mountain biking for the first time.

Starting on wide forest roads, the green trail is the perfect way to get to know your mountain bike and get a feel for riding off-road trails in a forest environment.

The second half of this easy going trail winds through woodland before crossing Davagh Water and following the meandering river back to the trailhead.

Please note, walkers are permitted to use this trail in the opposite direction to mountain bikers.

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Conditions

Trail riding well. No diversions in place.

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This trail follows the blue arrows with a series of fun twists and turns as you ascend from the upper car park.

Keep left at the fork junction on the forest road for an easy spin between woodland and open hillside.

On the return leg, you can pick up more speed and put your bike handling skills to the test on some fast flowing trails and more technical rocky sections.

Be aware; the optional rock slab features located off this trail should only be ridden by experienced mountain bikers.

IS THIS TRAIL FOR YOU?

Conditions

Trail riding well. No diversions in place.

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This red trail accompanies the blue trail on its winding ascent from the upper car park.

At the fork junction follow the red arrows on the right hand forest road for a long, steady climb up the slopes of Beleevnamore Mountain.

At the top, you can just about catch your breath before it is stolen from you again on either optional descent; both of which offer heart-racing singletrack, berms, rock drops and extreme slab features.

There is no doubt Davagh Forest comes alive on this exhilarating red trail.

IS THIS TRAIL FOR YOU?

Conditions

Trail riding well. No diversions in place.

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A Cookstown District Council facility. This project was funded by:

Cookstown District CouncilDepartment of Agriculture and Rural DevelopmentRural Development ProgrammeEuropean Agricultural Fund for Rural DevelopmentLeader AwardSouth West Action for Rural DevelopmentForest Service NIOutdoor Recreation NIDavagh Forest Trails
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