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South Barrule Forest


South Barrule Forest


Consisting of 128 hectares, South Barrule Forest is one of the Island's most popular woodlands for outdoor adventure, leisure activities and is a convenient gateway to neighbouring forests and hill land.

Popular with walkers, horse riders and families, the forest also features a number of purpose built mountain bike trails and a skills area where riders can hone their riding techniques.

The Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture is indebted to a number of local volunteer groups and organisations who have considerably helped with amenity improvements including trail building, path improvements and conservation projects.

Please remember that forests are working environments, with forestry operations taking place on a regular basis. Access may be restricted for felling work or during sporting events and visitors should follow safety signage at all times.

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  • On-Site café/restaurant
  • Picnic Site

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Provider Facilities

  • Toilets - Available at the Coffee Cottage if open- please check Coffee Cottage website for times

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Opening Times

* Open all year round

Map & Directions

Road Directions

If travelling by car from Douglas, follow the A24 Cooil Road to Foxdale. Take a left onto the A3 and continue along this road until you see signs for South Barrule Plantation. Make a right at the sign onto the A36, you will find parking on the left hand side. 

Public Transport Directions

Not easily accessible by public transport, but with ample parking, access is by car.

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