Pond hut destroyed by fire at Drum Manor Forest Park is replaced

A new hut to replace the one destroyed by fire has been put in place beside the pond in Drum Manor Forest Park, near Cookstown.

Local Ulster Unionst Councillor Mark Glasgow welcomed the move.

He said: “Many will remember in 2015 the fire that destroyed the popular hut at the pond in Drum Manor Forest Park and, unfortunately, the loss of the famous 200 year old tree in 2021 .

“After making a number of representations to the Forrest Service, I am a delighted to see that the new hut is in place at Drum and now new memories can be made by the many visitors to the Forest Park.

Congratulations and thanks must also go to the Forest Service and the Rangers for the great work they do at Drum Manor and a great welcome for the recent investment which has brought new surfacing to the various paths.

“Drum Manor is a very popular visitor attraction and is visited by many people from right across the province.”

Councillor Glasgow said congratulations and thanks must also go to the Forest Service and the Rangers for the great work they do at Drum Manor.

He also welcomed the recent investment which has brought new surfacing to the various paths.

“Drum Manor is a very popular visitor attraction and is visited by many people from right across the province,” he continued.

“Since Drum Manor was first built and a home since 1829 right up until 1964 and opened to the public in 1970, Drum Manor has and continues to be a popular place for, walkers, camping, touring caravans, family picnics, family walks and the special occasions such as engagements and wedding photos. This recent work will once again secure its future as a top outdoor attraction.”