Downhill Forest

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A beautiful recreational forest with a network of large and small tracks and easy access. The area is suitable for Orienteering from beginner to intermediate level.

Parking and Access

Parking is beside the A2 Coleraine to Downhill road, in the picnic area opposite the Bishop’s Gate entrance of the National Trust Downhill property. To access the forest just walk along the footpath towards Coleraine for 100m to the pedestrian Forest Entrance.

Permanent Courses

The links below will allow you to download high quality Orienteering maps overprinted with courses and descriptions of the locations of the marker posts. The courses are graded in difficulty from White – suitable for complete beginners, to Light Green – suitable for those comfortable with map reading and exploring rough forest on foot!




Light Green

Donate to Help

If you have downloaded a course please consider making a small donation to the club to help us cover the cost of producing new maps and permanent courses like Downhill.


Postcode Note: A postcode / street name and number are provided below to assist Sat Nav users. Please note that forests, mountains and car parks do not have postcodes – the code given will normally relate to a residential property which may be some distance from the parking. Please use Sat Nav in conjunction with the maps provided to find your actual destination!

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11-15 Mussenden Road
BT51 4SB

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