Wexford Walking Trails

No matter what time of year you decide to vacate to County Wexford, there is nothing quite like a day exploring the outdoors. Explore the best walking trails in County Wexford.

There are a variety of walking trails to explore across the county. Chat to some of the locals and they might fill you in on some hidden gems. Most importantly, have fun and make memories to last a lifetime with ones you love, here in Wexford

A selection of beautiful walks awaits you in Wexford: wooded, historic, coastal and mountain trails.

Choose from a wide range of quality walks through quiet rural landscapes of diverse character. All trails are steeped in the history of the island long regarded as ‘the end of the known world’.

 

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Askamore Walking Trail

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The four walking trails around Askamore all begin from the trailhead in the village car park. Individually waymarked, the walks all begin by following a minor road which brings you uphill through scenery reminiscent of an Austrian valley, with trees sweeping below you, and wonderful views to the Wicklow Hills and beyond.   Entering the […]

Bree Hill Walking Trail

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The Bree Hill Walking Trail features three looped walks which start at the trailhead in the car park of Bree Community Centre located in Bree village. These individually waymarked routes provide 23 km of mixed forest trails, offering peace, tranquility and beautiful views of the surrounding countryside. It is important to note that Bree Hill […]

Bunclody- Kilbrannish Walking Trail

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Part of the Blackstairs Mountain Range, Kilbrannish Hill has two waymarked looped walking trails.  These trails have beautiful views of Mount Leinster, the Clody Valley and the South Leinster Way.   More information about this Bunclody Trail,  >>here<<  If you want to explore more Wexford walking trails, don’t miss our blog Best Walking Trails in County Wexford. […]

Bunclody – Coolmelagh Walking Trail

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Coolmelagh Forrest, near Bunclody, has three waymarked looped trails that climb to Gibbet Hill. Gibbet is an old English name for Hanging Hill. This hints to a place of execution. Here beautiful views meant that, no matter what your crime, your last sight on earth was heavenly. The trails, which are on on forest roads, […]

Bunclody Walking Trail: The Craan & Long Lane Loop

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Bunclody Walking Trails are scenic, peaceful looped walks on tarred roads. The loops take in the Clody Valley, sided by the Blackstairs Mountains with Mount Leinster itself as the focal mid-point on the loop.   Meandering beside farmland, forestry, streams and open mountain. From Droim Cria (the slate quarry), Blackrock Mountain, Mount Leinster, Kilbrannish Windmills, […]

Carrickbyrne Hill Walking Trail

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Carrickbyrne Hill Walking Trail flows through a public woodland, which is noted for its aesthetic and recreational value.  Carrickbyrne Hill or Carraig Bhrain features a few looped trails individually waymarked. All trails start at the trailhead in the main car park and picnic area beside the N25. These routes provide 18 km of mixed forest […]

Courtown Woodland Walking Trail

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Courtown Woodland Trail is bounded by the Owenavorragh River on the north side and the canal on the seaward side to the east. The woodland dates back to pre-Famine times.  The four trails waymarked through the woodland are graded as easy. As you choose your walk along the River Walk, Top Walk, Canal Walk or […]

Croghan Mountain Walking Trail

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Raheenleagh (the small grey rath or fort), at Croghan Mountain, has hosted many visitors over the years. In prehistoric times it was a burial site. In 1795, miners panned for gold, and in 1798, the United Irish men, returning from the battle of Vinegar Hill, camped beside the trail entrance.   The Forde family were […]

Enniscorthy Riverside Walk

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The Enniscorthy Riverside Walk is a scenic walk along the western bank of the River Slaney south of Enniscorthy town. The trail starts along the promenade walk at the southern end of the town, heads past a playground, crosses a footbridge at the River Urrin and follows a gravel path through a semi-wild meadow which […]

Ballyfad Wood Walking Trails

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Ballyfad Wood Walking Trails, set in over 200 acres of mature woodland near Coolgreany, County Wexford appears on the original 1835 Ordnance Survey map! Such old woodland sites are relicts of the original vast forests that covered most of the country prior to the 16th century.   As these woods have never been fully clear-felled, […]

Cahore Point Walking Trail

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The Cahore Point Walking Trail is a new cliff trail developed by Wexford County Council and the Ballygarrett Tidy Towns group. The walk is 2.4 km long, starting at Cahore Point Trail and linking up with the nearby Old Bawn Beach. It is the idyllic trail to explore North Wexford’s stunning coastline, all while stretching […]

Ramsfort Wood Walking Trail

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Ramsfort Wood Trail has two waymarked walking trails. Both start in Willow Park, just 15 minutes walk from Gorey Main Street.   The Deerpark Trail is a  looped walk weaves through Willow Park and mixed woodland with occasional views of surrounding hills and Ramsfort House. Listen for the resident buzzard as you walk. The wood […]