If you’re in Wexford then have a vast array of coastal and forest walks on the doorstep. Wexford’s coastline is made up of sandy beaches and coves, including the very beautiful Curracloe, Courtown, Kilgorman and Carne, Kilmore, Rosslare Strand, Hook Head and Duncannon all are very striking coastlines and each one diverse in its vista and terrain.
Aside from the fabulous coastline there are some striking walking locations right across Wexford including Raven Point Nature Reserve Walk; this walk is a real favourite with many Wexford people, running paralell to Curracloe beach and passing through a bright mature pine forest with pine needles cushioning your steps
Edenvale River and Forest Walk A short but very lovely walk alongside the slow river through woods and features an impressive waterfall which offers a haven for keen walkers and nature lovers who relish the natural beauty of the great outdoors
Kilbrannish Forest Recreation Area Close to the summit of Mount Leinster, this area has fantastic views of the surrounding countryside with two official trails.
Slieveboy Askamore Loop Walk which features three walking loops of 6km, 9km and 12km in duration, ranging from easy to moderate, along laneways and forest roads – perfect for nature lovers.
Enniscorthy Town Heritage Walk which takes in the Duffry Gate, St Aidan’s Cathedral, the Market House/Market Square, the Athenaeum, St Mary’s Church, Enniscorthy Castle and County Museum, Enniscorthy Bridge and The Cotton Tree site, the railway station, Templeshannon, Vinegar Hill, Society of Friends, the fountain, Seamus Rafter Memorial, post office from 1903, Methodist and Presbyterian Church, the National 1798 Rebellion Centre, and the Maltings.
Wexford Town Heritage Walk around the historic town of Wexford takes in Selskar Abbey, John Wesley Methodist Chapel, St Iberius’ Church, Rowe Street Church, The Friary, Bride Street Church, Society of Friends Meeting House, St Patrick’s Church and graveyard.
Forth Mountain 3 Rocks Trail features numerous walks on the forest road network and paths. Fine views of the surrounding countryside can be had and on a clear day you can see counties Carlow, Kilkenny, Tipperary, Wicklow and Waterford.
Coolmelagh Forest Recreational Area recently launched walk takes you through pine and beech forests up to the summit of Gibbet hill.
The Southeast Coastal Walks group offers relaxed panoramic walks in the South East, from the Hook Peninsula, Kilmore Quay, Carnsore Point, St Helens,, Rosslare etc. including coffee/pastries, transport, 1.5 hr walk and lunch for 30 euro on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
For further information on all of these walks see http://www.visitwexford.ie/index.php?contentid=walking