Bree Hill Walking Trail
Bree Hill, Bree, County Wexford, Ireland
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 is a designated venue for mountain biking. Though the mountain bike trails are not part of the walking routes, one needs to be aware that some mountain bike paths cross the walking trails at a few points and due care should be taken.
Bree Hill is a Coillte forest which is noted for its aesthetic and recreational value.
The geology of the hill is Ordovician rhyolite, a silica-rich rock which was produced by a volcanic eruption roughly 400 million years ago. During this period the newly formed hill was probably a small island surrounded by a warm, tropical sea.
Bree Hill was once part of the Alcock Estate at Wilton Castle. It was a working forest before Coillte took over management of the forest. There were two lodges on the hill for the foresters and the Beech trees seen on the Ballybrittas Walk and the Beech Walk were part of that forest. It is also interesting to note that a 17th-century road crossed over Bree Hill, the remains of which can be seen on the western side of the hill.
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