Glenariff Forest significantly upgraded

Glenariff forest opened to the public almost 80 years ago, with the help of Cleary Contracting Ltd it has been significantly upgraded along its 3 mile length which passes through a National Nature Reserve.

Three waterfalls provide a rich backdrop for photographers, as do the other forest trails that offer panoramic landscapes and peaceful riverside walks. A visitor centre, exhibition, interactive display, shop, caravan/camping site. The Glamping site is the newest edition to the nature reserve and Cleary Contracting were immensely proud to be apart of it.

Client Name: Causeway Coast and Glens CouncilProject Details:

Formed a new caravan site on a green field site, constructed new two lane carriage way link road to access new caravan site and formed overflow carpark with 60 spaces and traffic calming junctions.  Shifted in excess of 7000m3 to form the site on the sloping hillside and constructed timber crib retaining wall system to facilitate the new layout.  Constructed new 600mm dia culverts across roadways, formed 35 concrete caravan bays with reinforced grass pitches.  Constructed new amenity building with cooking and washing facilities.  Given the location the site operates under a large bio disc waste treatment plant.  The site remained open whilst the works took place.

Duration of contract: 28 weeks

Location: Glenariff Forest Park, Co. Antrim, N. Ireland.

Architect: CPD N. Ireland.