Raven Point Wood Walking Trail
Raven Point, The Raven, County Wexford, Ireland
The Raven Point Wood walking trail loop runs through sand dunes with woodlands consisting mainly of Corsican pine trees. Raven Point Wood owned by the National Parks and Wildlife Service is a Nature Reserve. As such is it home to a variety of flora and fauna. As you walk, you may be lucky enough to see red squirrels, grey seals and other wildlife.
The trail is an easy walk along the forest path for all the family to enjoy.
The sand dunes at Raven Point have been forming since the 1600s. Sea sand is blown onshore where it is trapped and bound in place by plants. Tree planting has happened since the 1930s to prevent coastal erosion and to protect the North Slob lands. The North Slob is an important location for bird life. It is home to wild goose populations in winter.
At the southern end of the wood are more open areas with grasses and flowers.
Located behind the popular Blue Flag beach at Curracloe, the trail is only 12Km from Wexford town. There is a car park at the trailhead.
If you want to explore more Wexford walking trails, don’t miss our blog Best Walking Trails in County Wexford.
More information about the Raven Wood Point Trail, here