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Ards Forrest Park

Facilities: At Ards Forest Park you can enjoy many forest walks, a car park and a children's play area It also has many features of historical and archaeological interest. The remains of four ringforts are to be seen in the park as well as a number of megalithic tombs - legend has it that these were the beds of Diarmuid and Grainne in their flight from Fionn Mac Cumhaill. A Holy Well - the Ague Well - which is reputed to have curative powers, can be seen on Bealach na hArdaigh Walk. On the same walk there is a Mass Rock where Mass was celebrated in defiance of the Penal Laws. There are numerous viewing points on the walks and trails with spectacular views of the surrounding countryside. Forest Walks: There are a number of signposted walks incorporating the main features of the park. These include the Ards Heritage Trail which is 3.5km long, the Nature Trail and the Green trail which are both 3km long and the Red Trail which is 13km long. This walk does incorporate some provision for

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5km north of Creeslough on the N56 to Dunfanaghy
Failte Ireland