5 Walks perfect for an autumn day in North Wexford
This year has been a year that has certainly taught us to appreciate the natural beauty on our doorstep here in North Wexford! With the aid of Wexford Walking Trails we have compiled a list of 5 walks that are perfect for this time of year for everyone!
Forde’s Farmhouse Walk, Croghan Mountain
The village of Raheenleagh has a rich history from a prehistoric burial site to where miners panned for gold in the late 1700s. During the 1798 rebellion the United Irish Men camped beside the trail entrance after battling on Vinegar Hill, near Enniscorthy. This walk is named after the Forde family who were the last residents of Raheenleagh Hill and it is said they would walk the eight mile walk to Ballycoog to enjoy the Saturday night dance held there!
During the walk you will see the impressive wind turbines that can provide power to over 2,ooo homes and on a sunny day you can see Mount Snowdown in Wales across the Irish Sea!
There are 3 trails to follow ranging from 2.7 miles to 5.5 but the views are sublime and you will feel like you can conquered the world! Getting there
Another perfect outing in the fresh air this September with two woodland walks is the award-winning Wells House and Gardens, the woodland walks are animated so if you cannot motivate younger members to get going, the promise of a Gruffalo, fairies, and a hobbit house are sure to attract them!
The woodland walks in the Wells estate were used by the Doyne family for exercise and provided a backdrop for painting in a bygone era of Ireland but today nature’s beauty shines through and this is one of the most popular outings for families in North Wexford.
Cahore Pier Walk
As a coastal county Wexford has some of the most scenic landscapes to enjoy & we think North Wexford is particularly beautiful! The new cliff walk in Cahore delivers the perfect backdrop for a walk overlooking the sea but is also safe and is suitable for buggies also making it the perfect family walk!
Start in the carpark at Cahore Pier and walk along the gravel footpath, passing Cahore Castle then on to the breathtakingly beautiful beach at Cahore South where you can double back up the Nun’s Steps where it is said that during it’s time as a convent the nuns would walk down to the beach to wash! Be careful of the tides!
Wexford Lavender Farm
Although the harvest might be in full swing Wexford Lavender Farm has the most beautiful woodland walk to enjoy during the autumn months! Dig out your wellies, hats and jackets and choose from three circular walks ranging in length from 2km to 7km! The Woodland Warrior trail is a 1km looped walk and a huge hit with kids too!
In these times please be respectful of social distancing while enjoying each of the walks, see individual businesses for opening hours or entry fees. For more details on walking trails in Wexford see www.wexfordwalkingtrail.ie