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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These four walks, all beginning from the trailhead in the car park in quiet Askamore village, make up the Askamore Loop. 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 […]

Bree Hill Walking Trail

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

Bunclody- Kilbrannish Walking Trail

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Kilbrannish has two waymarked looped walks which are part of the Blackstairs Mountain Range whose highest point is Mountain Leinster (796 metres). These trails have beautiful views of the Clody Valley and the South Leinster Way.   WINDMILL LOOP Distance: 3 km (1.9 miles) Ascent: 70 m Walking time: 1hr Waymarking: Green Grade Easy KILBRANNISH LOOP Distance: […]

Bunclody – Coolmelagh Walking Trail

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The Coolmelagh Trail, near Bunclody, three looped walks climb to Gibbet Hill. Gibbet is an old English name for Hanging Hill. This hints to a place of execution where beautiful views meant that, no matter what your crime, your last sight on earth was heavenly. These loops on forest roads all rise with a steady […]

Bunclody Walking Trail: The Craan & Long Lane Loop

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The two Bunclody Walking Trail scenic, peaceful looped walks around the Clody Valley, sided by the Blackstairs Mountains with Mount Leinster itself as the focal mid-point on the loop. The loops meander beside farmland, forestry, streams and open mountain. From Droim Cria (the slate quarry), Blackrock Mountain, Mount Leinster, Kilbrannish Windmills, New Deerpark, John’s Hill, […]

Carrickbyrne Hill Walking Trail

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Carrickbyrne Hill (Carraig Bhrain) Walking Trail flows through a public woodland, which is noted for its aesthetic and recreational value. The geology of the hill is Ordovivian Volcanic Felsites and Rhyolites; these rocks were formed during volcanic activity about 400 million years ago. Carrickbyrne Hill features few looped trails individually waymarked – starting at the […]

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. At 25 hectares, it was once home to oak and ash trees. Acquired by the State in the late 1950s, it was planted with commercial […]

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 the […]

Enniscorthy Riverside Walk

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The Enniscorthy Riverside Walk is linear trail is a 3 km (6 km round trip) 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 and heads past a playground, crosses a footbridge at the River Urrin […]

Ballyfad Wood Walking Trails

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The Ballyfad Wood Walking Trails are set in over 200 acres of mature woodland near Coolgreany, Co. Wexford which is an example of an old woodland site that is shown in the original 1835 Ordnance Survey map. Such old woodland sites are relicts of the original vast forests that covered most of the country prior […]

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 consists of two walking trails and both start in Willow Park, just 15mins walk from Gorey Main Street. Deerpark Trail: This 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 is situated on lands […]