International Dark Sky Park
The first International Dark Sky Place accredited in Northern Ireland, Davagh Forest is a 1,500-ha protected site in the foothills of the Sperrin Mountains outside Cookstown, County Tyrone, managed by Forest Service Northern Ireland. Set among an untouched rural landscape of rolling hills and sweeping forests, its centerpiece is the Beaghmore Stone Circles, a complex of early Bronze Age megalithic features, stone circles and cairns. The Forest is crisscrossed by network of accessible walking and mountain biking trails, enabling multiple outdoor recreation uses. 2020 saw the opening of the Dark Sky Observatory and Visitor Centre at the Forest, offering visitors a unique opportunity to experience some of the darkest night skies in Northern Ireland.