Rostrevor Forest & Cloughmore Stone

Visit Rostrevor, where at the striking Fairy Glen the Kilbroney River meanders through a tunnel of mature trees growing on banks festooned by wild flowers. Rostrevor Oakwoods National Nature Reserve features rare, semi-natural, mature sessile oakwoods that are at least 250 years old, extend to 17 acres and are well worth visiting, as is Cloughmore, known locally as “The Big Stone”, a huge granite boulder found 1,000 feet above Rostrevor on the side of Slieve Martin. Local legend has it that the stone was thrown from the Cooley Mountains, on the other side of Carlingford Lough, by the giant Fionn mac Cumhaill. Don’t miss the World Class Mountain Bike Trails in Rostrevor’s Kilbroney Park.