Bunclody

Coolmelagh - Coolmelagh Loop

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Coolmelagh, Bunclody, Wexford,

Coolmelagh Loop walk is one of three lovely walks. This is the longest walk and follows forest roads on a long steady climb up Gibbet Hill before descending towards Ballingate and looping back.

This is the longest of the Coolmelagh Loops walks and follows forest roads on a long steady climb up Gibbet Hill before descending towards Ballingate and looping back. The countryside is breathtaking as you climb up, you will be rewarded with great views of the surrounding countryside of Wexford, Wicklow, Carlow and Mount Leinster.

This looped walk takes you through pine and beech forests up to the summit of Gibbet Hill. A number of places on this hill you'll notice some fine stone walls made out of flattish pieces of rock. In the eighteenth century there was a slate quarry on the hill. In early May expect to see a carpet of bluebells, thriving quietly away beneath the beech trees. All kinds of native wildlife, such as Sika deer, Irish hare, fox, badger, Peregrine falcon and hen harrier raven.

Other routs on the Coolmelagh Loop walk are The Gibbet Loop walk and The Prospect Loop.