Ballykelly Forest, just outside of Derry City, was the Northern Ireland Forestry Boards first planted forest, started in 1912 and finished in the 60's. Its a working forest, so parts are always changing, being cut, thinned, replanted and the likes so its an interesting place to go visit. The planting in 1912 started with Douglas Fir (only 'discovered' 90 or so years before by David Douglas) but species now include Oaks, birch, spruce, larch and hazel. There is a great path network, with a choice of 5 routes, and umpteen small mountain bike routes here and there all over the place!!
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