Ballyfad Wood Walking Trails

Ballyfad Wood, County Wexford, Ireland

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, they are rich in biodiversity

 

The woods at Ballyfad were acquired by the government from the Brooke Estate in 1904 at a cost of over £3,000.

 

The trailhead sign shows details of 4 trails of varying length, graded from easy to moderate. Many fine examples of mature oak (1820), beech (1912), Norway spruce, Western hemlock, Douglas fir and Scots pine can be seen along the way. A special section of the Bluebell trail features a fairy walk, especially for younger walkers.

 

 

If you want to explore more Wexford walking trails, don’t miss our blog Best Walking Trails in County Wexford.

More information about the Ballyfad Wood Walking Trail, here

 

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