Down Forestry Planning Area Consultation 

Consultation for the Down Forestry Planning Area is open until November 30, and we invite relevant stakeholders to engage in the formal process. 

Castlewellan Forest Park, included in the planning area, includes several mountain bike trails as well as mountain bike centres and other facilities. 

The consultation is intended to enable stakeholders to become involved in the process of developing revised forest plans.  The public are invited to express their views, opinions, interests or concerns and share any information held by them or their organisation.   

Comments will be considered in the preparation of draft forest plans. 

The consultations started on 22 September and ends on 30 November 2022. If you have any queries please contact 

Those interested can undergo the consultation process here. 

The full consultation document can be viewed here. 

More information regarding the forestry planning process can be viewed via the Forestry Planning Story Map here.