Hiking Trails | Askamore Trail
Askamore Woods, Aska Beg, County Wexford, Ireland
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 wooded section of the walk to the left will eventually reveal the Co. Wexford coast, allowing breath-taking views north to the sea-based windmills on the Arklow sandbanks, east to Kilmuckridge and south to Enniscorthy, New Ross and Wexford in the distance. Bring your binoculars to spot the ferries leaving Rosslare.
The trail divides on top, sending you back along Sliabh Gower on St. Brigid’s Loop, and along the road into the village once more. Further along the original track, following the Askamore Loop will bring you down the hill road and back to the village. The Ballybeg and Slieveboy trails continue down the road to the left and re-enters on the slopes of Sliabh Bhuí, the Yellow Mountain. Now you can see as far as medieval Ferns and across to Mount Leinster and the renowned Blackstairs Mountains.
If you’re feeling up to it, an unmarked path will take you to the summit at 420 m. The routes divide and rejoin to bring you back to the Askamore Trail.
More information about the Askamore Walking Trail.
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