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Ards Forest Park
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Matt
38 contributions
Feb 2022 • Friends
Perfect for walking/hiking and bringing the dog out for a play on the numerous beaches. Beautiful area and lovely coffee and treats at the end!
Written 15 March 2022
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2020vision
Dundonald, Belfast.3,874 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
Lovely place to spend the day .
Plenty of different walks with lots to see along the way .
A large children's playground and plenty of places to picnic .
It would be a great place for a family day out in the better weather .
Written 17 February 2022
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R G
Dublin, Ireland927 contributions
Aug 2021
This park is situated on a peninsula in Sheephaven Bay half ways between Dunfanaghy and Creeslough , you will find one of the easiest walks with the most rewarding views in Donegal .
Written 24 November 2021
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Seamus Murphy
Letterkenny, Ireland722 contributions
Jan 2021 • Family
Ards is a Forest Park but by the sea and at the moment it is free or was up to recently. You have a nice long scenic run in through a forest and then you meet the sea as it comes into the land.
There is a nice car park with public toilets and they are free too. There are lots of different walks you can take through the woods or around the headlands above the many coves and beaches.
You can ramble over the hills to Ards Friary for a bit of time with the Franciscan Friars. They not only look after your spiritual needs they feed you at their coffee shop. Returning to the car park there is a playground for those not keen on walking too far. Their parents can have coffee at a wee coffee shop.
A great place and we'll run.
Written 23 January 2021
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David G
Belfast, UK169 contributions
Sep 2020
Just a beautiful area, forest, sea and sand. I trip round to the friary is also very worthwhile. Great walks and amazing beaches.
Written 30 September 2020
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UpperClareElite
Lurgan, UK99 contributions
Aug 2020 • Friends
We kind of stumbled upon this park and it was the best 5e ever spent! It is a, GEM! the beaches are breathtaking! I honestly was mesmerised, the park was great for our daughter and then we took a lovely trek followed by coffees etc it was such a special day.
Beware : its 5 euro in correct change only no card payment! I will 100% return to this park again and again
Written 25 August 2020
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BGillman-202
Dublin, Ireland54 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
This is a really great park. It has loads of trails along the sea shore with some great views as well as forest trails. There is plenty of parking and a nice little coffee shop to get yourself a well done prize for finishing.

Along the walk there are some lovely sandy beaches. The locals arrive by boat so some activity at these.

All in all one of the best parks we found in Donegal. The only negative is that there is a €5 charge for entry which must be paid in coins (no cards no notes) which with Covid is a real pain as we have stopped carrying cash. There is a petrol-station shop about 5km away that we went back to for change and it looked like they were used to people asking for change with the shopping. If they took cards this would be well worth the five stars.
Written 16 August 2020
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GavinLynam
Dublin, Ireland615 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
Perfect for all ages and all levels of fitness. A wealth of trails and well worth the €5 entrance fee!
Written 4 August 2020
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Karen M
County Mayo, Ireland43 contributions
Jul 2020 • Family
Absolutely loved our visit here, beautiful walks, fantastic scenery and a great little playground and picnic area. An absolute gem, highly recommended 👌
Written 31 July 2020
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Sean F
Limerick, Ireland320 contributions
Jul 2020 • Couples
We spent a lovely afternoon here.We went on the trail that led to the lake and it was an easy walk.
The park could do with having some leaflets obout the trails available.
I would advise people to pay the €5 entry fee as it is a 3km walk from the road to the start of the trails.
Written 31 July 2020
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