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Rathwood forest walks

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Rath Wood Forest Walks extend over 4 kilometres and were carefully designed at Rathwood to include a short leisurely wheelchair accessible walk to a pond and a longer looped ‘Molloy Walk’ with seating at regular intervals. This forest is a valuable and rewarding educational tool, given the vast ecological resources of flora, wildlife and tree species contained within its 185 acre boundaries. Rath Wood offers a sanctuary for many mammals, birds and insect species. Expect to see deer, rabbits, mink, foxes, pheasants and dragonflies among others. The forest contains a great variety of tree species including beech, oak, sitka spruce, norway spruce, birch, douglas fir and alder. Take a pleasant stroll across the natural beauty of Rath Wood and discover a landscape rich in geology, archaeology and wild life.

Train rides around the forest are available from Rathwood.  Visitors can also enjoy a stroll through the Maze of Ireland.

The historical feature of Rathgall Hillfort which dates back to 800 B.C. is located nearby. Call into Rathwood’s Fáilte Ireland visitor information point for a forest map, brochures on Rathgall and surrounding tourist attractions.

FACILITIES:

Forest map guide, information board,car park located at Rathwood. Picnic benches available at the entrance to the forest.

Toilets, restaurant and shopping available at Rathwood.

HOW TO FIND US:

5km from Tullow town or 9km from Shillelagh, on the R725 off the R448, N11 or N81 or exit 4 off the M9 from Dublin and

take the R418 from Castledermotinto Tullow town.At the top of the town, take the R725 Tullow to Shillelagh Road.

GPS: 52.796597, -6.660739

CAR PARK OPEN:

Rathwood is open 7 days 9.30am to 6pm weekdays and 11am to 6pm on Sundays.

FREE admission to Rath Wood Forest Walks. Admission fee applies to the Maze of Ireland.

Address: Rath, Tullow, Co. Carlow.
Tel: 059 915 6285
Email: reception@rathwood.com
Website:  www.rathwood.com

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