The site is mixed woodland rising steeply to the summit of Black Mountain (506m) with many kilometres of forest roads and tracks. There are three way marked trails in the forest, the Tain Trail, the Ring of Gullion and the short but interesting Ravensdale Loop. The forest is rich in archaeological features. The standing stones are just a short detour off the Ravensdale Loop and has many interesting features such as bridges and old driving roads. The Tain Trail – named for the legendary Bull of Cooley enters the forest at the southern end of the forest near Curralhir Bridge and follows forest roads and tracks to continue over the mountains into Omeath on Carlingford Lough.
Things to do
Walk: Ravensdale loop is 1.5 km trail through mainly commercial forest. You can access the Tain way or Ring of Gullion way marked routes from the forest also.