Castlemorris Wood Walk

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Castlemorris Wood Walk is a 3.1 mile loop trail located near the city of Ballyhale that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, walking, and birding.

3.1 miles 429 feet Loop

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A beautiful walk through the woods of the old Castlemorris Estate. Follow the pathway of the forest, which leads you to two color-coded looped walks (a red and a green) offering an excellent display of the various flora and fauna changing with each season. This developing coniferous woodland also offers samples of broadleaf trees including oak, beech, birch, larch and ash. The trail starts/finishes at the Grand Gates entrance to Castlemorris Wood, Aghaviller, Newmarket, Co.Kilkenny. Entering through the Grand gates of Castlemorris, you will pass the Gate Lodge on the right hand side. Climb over the stile on the left-hand side and walk straight along path for red loop. Continue walking for approx 15 mins, until you come to an open space where there is a picnic table. Old out buildings are visible at the back entrance to what was Castlemorris house Courtyard. At this point the loops diverge. This trail continues right around the estate with views of the old out buildings. The Trail does not include passing through the old courtyard outbuildings. Walk along a narrow path at the side of the forest, at the end of this path, turn right. Continue to follow the signs until you exit the forest onto a minor public road. Turn left and continue to walk down the hill. Enter back into the forest at the end of the hill by turning left. Follow the signs to the area where you join with green route and follow the trail back to the Grand gates.

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